Although Helga Rabl-Stadler has been extended as president of the Salzburg Festival for a further year, Austrian media outlets are busy speculating about her successor.
Two names have come to the fore. One is Salzburg resident Stephan Gehmacher, currently head of the Luxembourg Philharmonic. The other is Maria Grossbauer, former chief of the Vienna Opera ball who is married to a former chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic. She is pictured here with the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
Place your bets now.