Just in: Lucerne reviews its managermain
And decides to renew him.
Michael Haefliger’s contract as festival director has been extended until 2016. He is credited with an increase in foreign visitors since 1999 from seven to 19 percent of box-office – still much smaller than Salzburg’s, but heading in the right direction. Budgets have more than doubled over 12 years from 14 to 26 million Swiss francs, and sponsorship has also doubled, to SFr8 million.
All told, a respectable set of numbers.