This is a very news heavy day in the opera world.
FINALLY the San Francisco Opera has named a new music director: Eun Sun Kim, a woman from South Korea. She will assume the title in August 2021.
She first appeared at SFO to conduct Rusalka last June. For some reason I no longer remember I chose to skip this opera. I apologize. Everything I heard about it said it was fantastic. There isn't much to go on, but she has conducted extensively throughout Europe. See here for details.
Here is a brief sample of her work.