Just in: San Francisco Opera picks English boss

David Gockley is retiring next August, when he will be 73, after ten years as general director.

After an international search, SanFran has decided to promote from within.

The new guy is Matthew Shilvock, associate general director for the past five years. He’s young – 39 – and English, born in Kidderminster.

More here from AP.

In this Sept. 9, 2015 photo released by The San Francisco Opera, new General Director Designate Matthew Shilvock at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Shilvock will succeed David Gockley as general director of the San Francisco Opera on Aug. 1, 2016, after serving as associate general director since 2010. (Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera via AP)

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