Lucerne in the 90s as boss signs on til 2025

Lucerne in the 90s as boss signs on til 2025


norman lebrecht

September 08, 2017

The Lucerne Festival sold 91 percent of its tickets this summer, slightly above last year.

Its exectutive and artistic director, Michael Haefliger, who has been in charge since 1999, signed a new contract this morning, taking him to 2025.

Under Haefliger, the festival’s budget has boomed from 14 to 24 million francs, 95 percent of which is self-financed.


  • Hoolahoop says:

    By far, the most interesting summer festival

    • Alan says:

      Don’t you find the international festivals are becoming increasingly bland. I thougjt the Edinburgh International Festival music programme this year the poorest in 40 years.
      The international scene is just one large tour by the same orchestra to the same venues with the same safe, dull and boring repertoire. Lucerne is just another part of the problem.