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
Annual membership fee: EUR 70

Everyone who is a Friend of Bregenz Festival contributes to its success through their financial and also non-material support.

Benefits for you

  • invitation to attend the Bregenz Festival opening ceremony (subject to seating availability)
  • entitlement to priority booking for Premiere, Festival Lounge and Premium tickets
  • invitation to the presentation of the festival programme by the artistic director
  • taking part in a wide range of special summer events for Friends of the Festival (visits to rehearsals, guided tours, festival breakfasts, etc.)
  • taking part in opera and concert trips
  • discounts on merchandising articles in the Festival Shop (excl. books and trade goods)
  • receiving the regular Friends newsletter
  • receiving the Festspielzeit magazine (appears quarterly)

Patron
Annual membership fee: EUR 500

As a Patron you support Bregenz Festival in its work. Membership is open to private individuals and the festival's business associates (in the tourism industry) from the region.

Benefits for you

  • invitation to attend the Bregenz Festival opening ceremony (max. two tickets)
  • entitlement to priority booking for Premiere, Festival Lounge and Premium tickets
  • invitation to the presentation of the festival programme by the artistic director
  • taking part in a wide range of special summer events for Friends of the Festival (visits to rehearsals, guided tours, festival breakfasts, etc.)
  • taking part in opera and concert trips
  • discounts on all merchandising articles in the Festival Shop (excl. books and trade goods)
  • receiving the regular Friends newsletter
  • receiving the Festspielzeit magazine (appears quarterly)
  • appearance of your name as Patron in the evening programme for the opera on the lake stage and on the Bregenz Festival website
  • badge with the text "Förderer der Bregenzer Festspiele" ("Patron of Bregenz Festival")

Circle
Annual membership fee: EUR 1,500

The Cercle is an exclusive circle of people who are interested in culture, have a strong sense of responsibility and wish to make a special contribution to supporting Bregenz Festival.

Benefits for you

  • invitation to attend the Bregenz Festival opening ceremony (max. two tickets)
  • entitlement to priority booking for Premiere, Festival Lounge and Premium tickets
  • invitation to the presentation of the festival programme by the artistic director
  • taking part in a wide range of special summer events for Friends of the Festival (visits to rehearsals, guided tours, festival breakfasts, etc.)
  • taking part in opera and concert trips
  • discounts on all merchandising articles in the Festival Shop (excl. books and trade goods)
  • receiving the regular Friends newsletter
  • receiving the Festspielzeit magazine (appears quarterly)
  • appearance of your name as a Cercle member in the evening programme for the opera on the lake stage and on the Bregenz Festival website
  • invitation to exclusive Cercle events (Cercle Night, Cercle Reception, Cercle Christmas Party, Cercle Travel)
(Please note that a surcharge is levied to cover the cost of certain events.)
Patrons

Stefan Aichbauer, Bregenz
Aldo W. Amann, Dornbirn
Aquis Sanitär AG, Rebstein
Prof. Christian Ludwig Attersee, Wien
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
Fliesenpool GmbH, Götzis
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
Hefel Wohnbau AG, Lauterach
Wilfried und Karin Hefel, Bregenz
Hubert u. Ursula Heller, Nürtingen
Sabine Herbolzheimer, Rankweil
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 Metzler, Bregenz
Renate Moser, 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
Felix Walch und Elisabeth Walch-Fernandez, Lech am Arlberg
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

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

23 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

5 February 2017, 3.30 pm, Seestudio
Masterclass Brigitte Fassbaender

14 March 2017, 7.00 pm, Kunsthaus Bregenz
Opera atelier – Insight session 6

27 April 2017, 7.30 pm, Seebühne Bregenz / Hotel Mercure
Stage preview and General meeting

7. Juni 2017, opera tour, Un ballo di Maschera Zurich
Einladung

16 July 2017, 10.00 am, Pfarrkirche Mariahilf
Mass

16 July 2017, 3.00 pm, Kornmarktplatz | Vorarlberg Museum
Vienna Symphony Day

19 July 2017, 10.30 am, Festspielhaus
Opening of the Bregenz Festival 2017

19 July 2017, 9.15 pm, Opera on the Lake
Premiere Carmen

20 July 2017, 7.30 pm, Opera at the Festspielhaus
Premiere Moses in Egypt

23 July 2017 – 9.30 to 10.15 pm, Seefoyer, Festspielhaus
Festival breakfast with Pauline Kalker (Hotel Modern, Moses in Egypt, The Ring)

26 July 2017, 7.30 pm, Vorarlberger Landestheater
Premiere The Situation

29 July 2017, 8.00 pm, Werkstattbühne, Festspielhaus
Premiere Der Ring

30 July 2017 – 9.30 to 10.15 am, Seefoyer, Festspielhaus
Festival breakfast with Mandy Fredrich (Moses in Egypt)

6 August 2017 – 9.30 to 10.15 am, Seefoyer, Festspielhaus
Festival breakfast with Dalia Schlaechter (To the Lighthouse, Musik & Poesie)

13 August 2017 – 9.30 to 10.15 am, Seefoyer, Festspielhaus
Festival breakfast with Martin Summer (Don Giovanni)

14 August 2017, 7.30 pm, Opera Workshop at Kornmarkt
Premiere The Marriage of Figaro

16 August 2017, 8.00 pm, Werkstattbühne, Festspielhaus
Premiere To the Lighthouse

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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