The Metropolitan Opera has chosen music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and V-neck enthusiast Yannick Nézet-Séguin to become their music director and principal conductor, stepping into the massive, un-fillable shoes of James Levine. Levine retired (for real) in April, leaving a towering artistic legacy that spans 40 years, a storied tenure that was nearly the age of his 41-year-old successor. Our consensus? Yannick’s wide-ranging comfortability with opera repertoire from Monteverdi to Janáček, his detailed work with sound and texture that broadens the palette of the ensembles he conducts, his huge charisma and his respect on stages across the world (not to mention his rising popularity in New York) makes him an excellent choice. He won’t fully assume the role until fall of 2020, however; in the meantime, this hilarious interview is worth watching.