We’ve been informed, a bit belatedly, that the new general music director at Mannheim Opera is to be Alexander Soddy. He will succeed Dan Ettinger next year.
Oxford born, Alex was a chorister at Magdalen before reading musicology at Cambridge. After assisting Simone Young in Hamburg, he has been music director in Klagenfurt, Austria, since 2012. He’s 32, managed by the same Vienna agent as Young and Berlin Phil chief Kirill Petrenko.
Way to go.