Imagine this. Stepping out of your cab, you pay the driver, John Berry. As you press your £800 ticket-chip to the Royal Opera House's security portal, the doors glide open. You wonder how Placido Domingo's first stab at Wotan will go tonight. You are, in short, in 2016.
Valery Gergiev has just taken over the reins at the Munich Philharmonic from caretaker-manager Lorin Maazel. But who if anyone has taken his place at the LSO? Simon Rattle is about to leave the Berlin Philharmonic. Andris Nelsons at the CBSO and Tony Pappano at the ROH are both on rolling contracts - and they're both up for renewal. Christian Thielemann has spent four whole years with the Staatskapelle Dresden - one of his longest stints yet. The Great British Bake Off has been cancelled now people can't afford to eat, and Sue Perkins is desperate.
So who sits where in the game of musical chairs?
Can you match the conductors with their future employers?