Report to the Community 2014 - Page 10

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The 2014 Melbourne Festival was a great success on many fronts. The engagement and participation of our supporters: Melburnians from all walks of life, visitors from interstate and overseas, State, Local and Federal Governments, corporations, philanthropic individuals, artists and staff, was widespread and meaningful. 10 This event was the 29th since our inaugural festival in 1986. At that time, staged under the direction of composer Gian Carlo Menotti, it became the third in the Spoleto Festival series – joining Spoleto, Italy, and Charleston, United States. Known as Spoleto Melbourne – Festival of the Three Worlds, it changed its name to the Melbourne International Fes