Opera Australia has announced the lineup of conductors scheduled to undertake the engagements which were to have been Richard Hickox's during the upcoming season. Sir Richard Armstrong, already in town to conduct the company's new production of Aida, will now also conduct Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk as well as the Radiance concert. Emmanuel Plasson takes over Massenet's Werther. In Melbourne, Jari Hämäläinen will conduct the autumn season of The Magic Flute. Conducting duties for Jim Sharman's new production of Cosi fan tutte will be shared by two Young Artist progamme alumni, Ollivier-Philippe Cunéo and Simon Hewett. Britten's Peter Grimes will be in the safe hands of Mark Wigglesworth, making his Opera Australia début.