Now listen up, possums.
Things may look a bit bleak on the cricket pitch, but the baggy greens have snagged a feather to put in their cap.
Jonas Kaufmann, the hottest tenor on the planet, is flying out to give two concerts in Melbourne and Sydney a year from now, as part of Opera Australia’s new season. It’s early in August, so no Euro festival appearances for big Jo.
The rest of Lydon Terracini’s OA programme is strictly bread-and-butter operas. You might be better off watching the Ashes.