The Zurich Festival, founded 20 years ago in a bid to add summer lightness to a somnolent city, is undergoing what bankers call a re-evaluation.
As of now, the festival will cease to be an annual event. It will take place in June every other year. The artistic director Elmar Weingarten (once of the Berlin Phil) is being shuffled off into retirement. He’ll be replaced by Alexander Keil, who once worked at Bayreuth.
There will be less money.