Friends of the Bregenz Festival

Since it was founded in 1946 the Bregenz Festival has become a world-renowned institution. The inception of the festival was accompanied by a large measure of private initiative, which took concrete shape in the founding of the Bregenz Festival Society in 1949.

Since the Bregenz Festival adopted the legal form of a limited liability company (GmbH) in 1989, private involvement and support has been continued by the Friends of the Bregenz Festival. Through donations and patron's contributions, this association plays a significant part in maintaining the artistic variety of the festival's programme in what is a tough public funding climate.

The Friends of the Bregenz Festival have transferred their rights of ownership vis-à-vis the Bregenz Festival GmbH to the newly established Bregenz Festival Private Foundation. Consequently the Friends can now dedicate themselves fully to promoting and supporting the Bregenz Festival.

The association of Friends of the Bregenz Festival currently has about 1,000 members, who come from Austria and abroad. As Friends, Patrons and Cercle Members, they have set themselves the task of supporting the Bregenz Festival financially as well as in non-material ways. As ambassadors they promote the idea of the festival far beyond the Bregenz region.

Committee
Chairman Gebhard Sagmeister
Vice-chairmen Dr. Thomas Hackspiel
Dr. Joe Rupp
Executive board Mag. Verena Brunner-Loss
Mag. Markus Lechner
Mag. Monika Wagner
Michael Weiß
Co-opted members
of the Executive Board
Christoph Breunig
Dr. Rolf A. Hanssen
Membership

We would love to have you as our friend. We therefore invite our visitors to join an association that is intimately connected with this unique festival.

As a Friend of the Bregenz Festival you will play a key role in the festival's success. With your financial support you will make a direct contribution to our artistic productions. At least as important as this is your friendship – your non-material support as ambassador of the Bregenz Festival.

Ordinary Member
EUR 70 per year

  • attendance of the opening ceremony of the Bregenz Festival (subject to seating availability)
  • entitlement to priority booking for all Festival productions
  • exclusive presentation of the programme in November
  • opportunities to meet artists in person during the summer programme (visits to rehearsals, Festival breakfasts, introductory talks)
  • regular information about the programme (newsletter)
  • opera and concert trips
  • discounts on all Bregenz Festival merchandising products (excluding books and trade goods)
  • Festspielzeit magazine

Patron
EUR 500 per year

  • attendance of the opening ceremony of the Bregenz Festival (2 admission tickets)
  • entitlement to priority booking for all Festival productions
  • exclusive presentation of the programme in November
  • opportunities to meet artists in person during the summer programme (visits to rehearsals, Festival breakfasts, introductory talks)
  • regular information about the programme (newsletter)
  • opera and concert trips
  • discounts on all Bregenz Festival merchandising products (excluding books and trade goods)
  • Festspielzeit magazine
  • badge with text "Förderer der Bregenzer Festspiele" ("Patron of the Bregenz Festival")
  • appearance of your name as Patron in the evening programme for the opera on the lake stage and on the Bregenz Festival website

Circle
EUR 1500 per year

The Circle of the Bregenz Festival is a cosmopolitan association of people from Austria and abroad who are interested in culture, have a strong sense of responsibility, and wish to make a special contribution to supporting the Bregenz Festival. New members are admitted on the basis of personal recommendations by existing Circle members.

Patrons

11er Nahrungsmittel GmbH, Frastanz
Katharina Beyersdorff, Kisslegg
Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe GmbH, Konstanz
Angelika Böhler Kommunikationsberatung, Dornbirn
Dr. Bopp & Kollegen Anwaltskanzlei, Ravensburg
Bregenz Tourismus & Stadtmarketing GmbH, Bregenz
Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH, Egg
Dominic Brühwiler, Vaduz
Marisa Bühler, Uzwil
Concin & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Bludenz
Deurowood Produktions GmbH, Hard
die3 Agentur für Werbung und Kommunikation GmbH,  Dornbirn
Elmar-Christopher Diener, Zürich
Claudia Dornier, Zollikon
Peter Eugen Eckes, Nieder-Olm
Dr. Thomas Euler, Bludenz
evenTZ Hospitality GmbH, Bregenz
Bernhard und Marianne Fink, Grünwald
Dr. Gerald und Ursula Fleisch, Dornbirn
F.M. Hämmerle Holding AG, Dornbirn
F.M. Zumtobel Holding & Consulting GmbH, Dornbirn
Alfred Funk, Zwischenwasser
Hubert Gähwiler, Bregenz
Gasthaus Kornmesser , Bregenz
Gemeinde Höchst, Höchst
Gemeinde Kennelbach, Kennelbach
Gemeinde Lochau, Lochau
Dr. Bertram Grass, Bregenz
Harald Gruber, Lauterach
Haberkorn GmbH, Wolfurt
Dr. Christoph und Dr. Kristina Hammer
Martina Hämmerle, Bregenz
Hefel Textil GmbH, Schwarzach
Mag. Reinhold Heinzle, Bregenz
Dr. Klaus-Peter und Heidi Henle, Lochau
Gregor Carl Hermann, Vaduz
DI Richard Hinteregger, Bregenz
HNO Praxis Dr. Georg Hollenstein, Bregenz
Alfred Holzer GesmbH + Co, Höchst
Wilfried Hoop, Eschen
Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Lindau
Hotel Das Schiff GmbH, Hittisau
Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Schwarzenberg
Hotel Martinspark, Dornbirn
Hotel Mercure, Bregenz
Hotel Post, Bezau
Hotel Post, Lech am Arlberg
Hotel Schönblick, Eichenberg
Hotel Schwärzler, Bregenz
Hotel Villino, Lindau
Hotel Weißes Kreuz, Bregenz
Huber Holding AG, Götzis
icare sales & services Dialogmarketing, Götzis
Edelbert Immler, Hard
Industriellenvereinigung Vorarlberg, Lustenau
Michaela Jenny, Klaus
Bernd und Stefanie Kapp, Wolfurt
Klosterkeller Mehrerau, Bregenz
Klaus - Dieter Koch, Nürnberg
Küchenberg GmbH & Co KG, Lindau
Peter Kürn, Lindau
Lang und Schiller Steuerberatung GmbH & Co KG, Bregenz
Dr. Gebhard Lingg, Dornbirn
Manuela Linhart-Knafl, Bregenz
Patricia Malara Cane, Grabs
Marktgemeinde Hörbranz, Hörbranz
Marktgemeinde Lauterach, Lauterach
Marktgemeinde Lustenau, Lustenau
Marktgemeinde Wolfurt, Wolfurt
Mathilde Mattel, Riefensberg
Meier Verpackungen GmbH, Hohenems
Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group, Winterthur
moodley brand identity gmbH, Graz
Angelika Moosleithner-Batliner, Vaduz
Dr. Rudolf Öller, Bregenz
Paiser Werbung, Lochau
Dr. Josef und Mag. Martina Pointner, Bregenz
Porsche Inter Auto GmbH & Co KG, Bregenz
Gianni und Christina Quadri-Leemann, Bregenz
Michael Radan, Wien
REMAX Immowest R. Götze GmbH, Bregenz
Restaurant Guth, Lauterach
Restaurant Mangold, Hörbranz
Rhomberg Holding GmbH, Bregenz
Rupp AG, Hörbranz
Dr. Michael Scherz, München
Frank Schulze, Schwielowsee
SeeDruck GmbH, Bodolz
Philipp Sehn, Homburg
SENTIDO Seehotel Am Kaiserstrand, Lochau
Christian und Dr. Nicolette Sparl, Bregenz
Stadt-Apotheke, Bregenz
Markus Stolz GmbH & Co KG, Bludenz
Theatercafe Troy, Bregenz
Christoph Thoma, Bludenz
Roswitha Tieber, Bregenz
Ton+Bild Medientechnik GmbH, Rankweil
Zoltan Toth, Bregenz
Traube Braz - Alpen. Spa. Golf. Hotel, Außerbraz
UNIQA Insurance Group AG, Bregenz
Volksbank Vorarlberg, Rankweil
Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH, Dornbirn
Vorarlberger Illwerke AG, Bregenz
Angelica Walser-Scalet, Hard
Walser GmbH, Hohenems
Wedl Handels GmbH, Mils
Reinhard und Doris Weiss, Bregenz
Florian und Ursula Werner, St. Christoph am Arlberg
Norbert und Elfriede Winter, Dornbirn
Woge Treuhand- und Verwaltungs GesmbH & Co KG, Bregenz
DI Horst und Christl Zimmermann, Bludenz

Circle

Stefan Aichbauer, Bregenz
Aldo W. Amann, Dornbirn
Aquis Sanitär AG, Rebstein
Prof. Christian Ludwig Attersee, Wien
Hans-Werner Aufrecht, Affalterbach
Gerhard Berkmann, Höchst
Bertsch Holding GmbH, Bludenz
Ulla Bittelmeyer, Friedrichshafen
Mathias Boenke, Bregenz
Mag. Klaus Böhler, Hard
Dr. Birgitt Breinbauer & Dr. Karl Rümmele, Dornbirn
Christoph Breunig, Lindau
Dr. Magnus und Mag. Eva Brunner, Bregenz
Buchhandlung Brunner GmbH, Höchst
Buchinger & Buchinger GmbH, Wien
Chirurgie & Sport Sanatorium Dr. Schenk GmbH, Schruns
Stefan Delacher, Bregenz
Werner Deuring, Bregenz
Donau Versicherung, Bregenz
Dornbirner Sparkasse Bank AG, Dornbirn
Axel und Barbara Dreher, Dornbirn
Mag. Guntram Drexel, Lustenau
Dyna bcs Informatik GmbH, Dornbirn
DI Dietmar und Margareta Eberle, Bregenz
KR Manfred Ellensohn, Feldkirch
Felix Walch und Elisabeth Walch-Fernandez, Lech am Arlberg
Dr. Helfried Fussenegger, Dornbirn
Gasser Partner, Vaduz
Gemeinde Lech, Lech am Arlberg
Dr. Christof und Barbara Germann, Bregenz
Mag. Andreas Germann und Dr.  Gabriele Germann-Leiner, Bregenz
GrECo International AG, Wien
Dr. Erhard F. Grossnigg, Wien
Manfred Güll, Lindau
KR Claus Haberkorn, Bregenz
Dr. Hackspiel & Partner GmbH, Bregenz
Dr. Rolf A. Hanssen, Lindau
Dr. Hans Peter Haselsteiner, Wien
Ulrike Hefel, Dornbirn
Wilfried und Karin Hefel, Bregenz
Hubert u. Ursula Heller, Nürtingen
Dorothee Hess-Maier, Ravensburg
Jürgen Hilti, Schaan
Michael und Caroline Hilti, Schaan
Klaus und Daisy Hoch, Lech am Arlberg
Hohentwiel Schifffahrtgesellschaft m.b.H., Hard
Tobias Holderried, Scheidegg
Hotel Bad Schachen, Lindau
Huber Uhren Schmuck Anstalt, Vaduz
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Egon Humpeler, Bregenz
Gerhard Humpeler, Höchst
Mag. Martin Jäger, Bregenz
Dr. Thomas Jungblut und Dr. Sibylle Jungblut-Spiegel, Bregenz
Dr. Andreas Köb, Wien
Florian und Elisabeth Keiper-Knorr, Dornbirn
Dr. Richard Kempf, Bregenz
Dr. Wilhelm Klagian, Dornbirn
Daniela Koller-Marte, Götzis
Stephan und Claudia Küchenberg, Möggers
Dr. Jürgen und Eva Kuttruff, Lindau
Mag. Klaus und Sonja Ladstätter-Fussenegger, Bregenz
Dr. Ingo Längle, Bregenz
Ernst und Martha Le Duigou, Bregenz
Le Duigou GmbH, Dornbirn
Mag. Markus Lechner, Lochau
Hannelore Leimer, Thalwil
Karl-Heinz Linnig, Markdorf
Mader + Flatz Baustatik ZT GmbH, Bregenz
Clemens Maier und Corina Bölsterli-Maier, Langenargen
Otto Julius Maier, Ravensburg
Arnold und Gaby Mangold, Lochau
Meckatzer Löwenbräu Benedikt Weiß KG, Heimenkirch
Dr. Heinz und Traudl Meier, Schaan
Hans-Peter und Antje Metzler, Bregenz
MR Magnet Resonanz Institut Bregenz Ges.m.b.H., Bregenz
Ing. Wilhelm Muzyczyn, Bregenz
Nägele Holding GmbH, Röthis
Pfanner und Gutmann Getränke GmbH, Lauterach
Präg GmbH, Dornbirn
Prisma Holding AG, Dornbirn
Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg, Bregenz
KR Franz Rauch, Rankweil
Jürgen und Isabell Rauch, Klaus
Martin Rauch, Rankweil
Reiner & Reiner Steuerberatungs GmbH, Lustenau
RESE Gebäudereinigung GmbH, Schwarzach
Mag. Elfi M. Rhomberg, Götzis
Elke Rhomberg, Götzis
DI Günter Rhomberg, Wien
Isabel Rhomberg, Dornbirn
Rhomberg Holding GmbH, Bregenz
Fritz Georg Rosenbauer, Uetikon
Peter Rösler, Neuravensburg
Dr. Rainer Ruckteschler, Neuhausen
Josef Rupp, Hörbranz
Eugen A. und Mag. Irene Russ, Bregenz
Gebhard und Heidrun Sagmeister, Bregenz
Univ. Doz. Dr. Markus und Mag. Karin Sagmeister, Bregenz
Martin und Susanne Sagmeister, Bregenz
Dr. Simon Sagmeister, Lochau
Werner und Elisabeth Scheffknecht, Bregenz
Günter Schertler, Lochau
Ingrid Schertler, Lauterach
Dr. Pius Schlachter, Bregenz
Gernot Schmeisser, Friedrichshafen
Seaway Technologies GmbH, Lochau
Hans-Joachim Seifert, St. Gallen
Paul und Heidi Senger-Weiss, Bregenz
Dr. Burkhard Simma, Bregenz
Cornelia Sinz-Rhomberg, Bregenz
Dr. Willi Sonderegger, Dornbirn
Dr. Michael Stender, Wangen
Dr. Paul Sutterlüty, Dornbirn
Sutterlüty Handels GmbH, Egg
Dr. Viktor und Pilar Thurnher, Bregenz
UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Bregenz
Udo J. Vetter, Ravensburg
Silvia von Ballmoos, Frauenfeld
Stefan von Klebelsberg, Achberg
Vorarlberger Landes- und Hypothekenbank AG, Bregenz
Mag. Monika Wagner, Bregenz
Franz-Clemens und Stephanie Waldburg-Zeil, Hohenems
Gert Wimpissinger, Lindau
Petra Wissmann, Lindau
Josef Wund, Friedrichshafen
ZM3 Immobiliengesellschaft m.b.H, Feldkirch
DI Jürg und Edda Zumtobel, Dornbirn

Programme 2017

17 November 2016, 7.00 p.m., Festspielhaus Bregenz
Presentation of the 2017 programme

28 November 2016, 7.00 p.m., Kunsthaus Bregenz
Opera atelier – Insight session 5

Programme 2016 (inkl. Fotos)
Programme 2015 (inkl. Fotos)
Programme 2014 (inkl. Fotos)

Contact us

Contact us

Friends of the Bregenz Festival
Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1
A-6900 Bregenz

Phone +43 5574 407 154
freunde@bregenzerfestspiele.com

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