Opera Australia’s New Boss

In taking on the top job at Opera Australia, conductor Roger Hickox committed to “moving to Sydney, fund-raising and programming one new Australian opera every two years.” Mr Hickox, 55, was the unanimous choice of the board and the advisory committee. He was among a four-person shortlist that included two Australians. Mr Hickox has been involved with the company since 1994 and has conducted five operas for it.”