Uwe Eric Laufenberg Resigns

Describing the city’s opera as “on its deathbed,” he is
leaving due to financial issues with the cash-strapped city. The coming season
was planned anticipated a contribution by the city of 54.1 million Euros but
only 49 million was thought to be offered.

An increase of 2 million suggested by the city was rejected by Laufenberg as
insufficient to guarantee the season. During the press conference, held to
announce the new season, he declared that only the first opera of the season
has a definitive budget; the rest of the season’s figures were more or
less “open.”

The seat of the city’s Cultural Affairs Minister was notably vacant
during the press conference. The minister, Georg Quander, had urged further
discussions on the financial issues and was angry that this affair was made

Frank Cadenhead

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