Adelaide has got bold.
It has named a man of 29 as the next principal conductor of its symphony orchestra.
And it has shouted out that no Australian orchestra has dared to appoint a local chief in three decades.
Nicholas Carter has been assistant to music director Simone Young at the Hamburg State Opera and now lives in Berlin, where he is kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper.
He says: ‘I think my appointment comes at a really interesting time in the musical and cultural landscape in Australia and throughout the world, where orchestras and other cultural organisations are trying to redefine their relevance in the world in the 21st century.’