When Lothar Koengs finishes his term at the end of this season, his successor as music director of Welsh National Opera will be Tomáš Hanus.
The Czech, 45, has guest-conducted widely in Europe but he has only ever been music director of a company for two years, in Brno, and he has conducted the WNO orchestra just once – in a cathedral concert. Could be interesting.
(The agent is IMG Artists.)
UPDATE: IMG breakout agent Libby Abrahams reports Hanus is now with her boutique agency, Keynote.