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.

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.​

  • Committee
    CHairman Gebhard Sagmeister
    Vice-chairmen Dr. Joe Rupp
    Michael Weiß
    executive board Mag. Verena Brunner-Loss
    Dr. Rolf A. Hanssen
    Mag. Markus Lechner
    Mag. Cornelia Sinz-Rhomberg

    co-opted members of the executive board

    MMag. Stefan Aichbauer
    Daniela Koller-Marte

     

  • Membership

    Friends

    Annual membership fee: EUR 65 (single membership) | EUR 95 (partner membership)

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

    Benefits for you:

    • entitlement to priority booking for Premiere, Festival Lounge and Premium tickets
    • invitation to attend the Bregenz Festival opening ceremony (subject to seating availability)
    • invitation to the presentation of the festival programme by the artistic director
    • invitation to rehearsals, guided tours, talks with artists etc.
    • invitation to opera and concert trips
    • 10% discount on merchandising articles in the Festival Shop (excl. books and trade goods)
    • receiving the regular Friends newsletter (in German language)
    • receiving the Festspielzeit magazine (appears quarterly, in German language)

    Please note: For a single membership all benefits and invitations are valid for one person. For a partner membership all benefits and invitations are valid for two persons.

    young friends (26 or below)

    Annual membership fee: free of charge

    Young friends of the festival (26 or below) are invited to take part in all events for Friends of the Bregenz Festival for free. It is our aim to encourage interest and excitement in the cultural scene such as opera, contemporary and classical music, theatre etc.

    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:

    • entitlement to priority booking for Premiere, Festival Lounge and Premium tickets
    • invitation to attend the Bregenz Festival opening ceremony (max. two tickets)
    • invitation to the presentation of the festival programme by the artistic director
    • invitation to rehearsals, guided tours, talks with artists etc.
    • invitation to opera and concert trips
    • 10% discount on all merchandising articles in the Festival Shop (excl. books and trade goods)
    • receiving the regular Friends newsletter (in German language)
    • receiving the Festspielzeit magazine (appears quarterlyt, in German language)
    • appearance of your name as Patron on the website of Bregenz Festival
    • badge with the text "Förderer der Bregenzer Festspiele" ("Patron of Bregenz Festival")

    Cercle

    Annual membership fee: EUR 1.800

    Bregenz Festival Cercle is an exclusive group 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:

    • entitlement to priority booking for Premiere, Festival Lounge and Premium tickets
    • invitation to attend the Bregenz Festival opening ceremony (max. two tickets)
    • invitation to the presentation of the festival programme by the artistic director
    • invitation to rehearsals, guided tours, talks with artists etc.
    • invitation to opera and concert trips
    • 10% discount on all merchandising articles in the Festival Shop (excl. books and trade goods)
    • receiving the regular Friends newsletter (in German language)
    • receiving the Festspielzeit magazine (appears quarterly, in German language)
    • appearance of your name as a Cercle member in the evening programme for the opera on the Seebühne and on the website of Bregenz Festival
    • 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

    11 Nahrungsmittel GmbH, Frastanz
    ATT-Industrie high access work GmbH, Kolassberg
    Auto Gerster GmbH, Dornbirn
    Manfred und Margit Baldauf, Hard
    Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe GmbH, Konstanz (D)
    Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH, Bregenz
    Böhler Fenster GmbH, Wolfurt
    Dr. Bopp & Kollegen, Ravensburg (D)
    Bregenz Tourismus & Stadtmarketing GmbH, Bregenz
    Dr. Magnus und Mag. Eva Brunner, Bregenz
    Marisa Bühler, Egnach (CH)
    Oskar und Rosa Büsel, Lech
    Concin & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Bludenz
    Dorothee Deuring, Zürich (CH)
    Claudia Dornier, Zollikon (CH)
    Peter Eugen Eckes, Nieder-Olm (D)
    evenTZ Hospitality GmbH, Bregenz
    Bernhard und Marianne Fink, Grünwald (D)
    Dr. Gerald und Ursula Fleisch, Dornbirn
    Flyfishing Adventures GmbH, Hallein
    F.M. Hämmerle Holding AG, Dornbirn
    F.M. Zumtobel Holding & Consulting GmbH, Dornbirn
    Georg Forstmeier, Nürnberg (D)
    FRS Finanical Services GmbH, Rankweil
    Alfred Funk, Zwischenwasser
    Hubert Gähwiler, Bregenz
    Gemeinde Höchst, Höchst
    Gemeinde Lochau, Lochau
    Dr. Bertram Grass, Bregenz
    Dr. Erhard Grossnigg, Wien
    Friedhelm Gruber, Mauren (FL)
    Haberkorn GmbH, Wolfurt
    Dr. Christoph und Dr. Kristina Hammer, Zug (CH)
    Johannes und Marion Häusler, Hohenems
    Hefel Textil GmbH, Schwarzach
    Dr. Klaus-Peter und Heidi Henle, Lochau
    Gregor Carl Hermann, Vaduz (FL)
    Dorothee Hess-Maier, Ravensburg (D)
    DI Richard Hinteregger, Bregenz
    HNO Praxis Dr. Georg Hollenstein, Bregenz
    Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Lindau (D)
    Hotel Das Schiff GmbH, Hittisau
    Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Schwarzenberg
    Hotel Grand Hotel Bregenz, Bregenz
    Hotel Inselhotel, Lindau
    Hotel Martinspark, Dornbirn
    Hotel Montafonerhof, Tschaggungs
    Hotel Post, Lech am Arlberg
    Hotel Schwärzler, Bregenz
    Hotel Traube Braz, Braz
    Hotel Villino, Lindau (D)
    icare sales & services Dialogmarketing, Götzis
    illwerke vkw AG, Bregenz
    Edelbert und Bettina Immler, Hard
    Industriellenvereinigung Vorarlberg, Lustenau
    Intemann GmbH, Lauterach
    Robert Janka, Wörrstadt (D)
    JHG Holding GmbH, Bregenz 
    Dr. Thomas Jungblut, Bregenz
    Bernd und Stefanie Kapp, Wolfurt
    Florian und Elisabeth Keiper-Knorr, Dornbirn
    Ferdinand und Michele Kinz, Lochau
    Klaus-Dieter Koch, Nürnberg (D)
    Küchenberg GmbH & Co KG, Lindau (D)
    Mag. Klaus und Sonja Ladstätter-Fussenegger, Bregenz
    Lang und Schiller Steuerberatung GmbH & Co KG, Bregenz
    Karl-Heinz Linnig, Markdorf (D)
    Otto Julius Maier, Ravensburg (D)
    Marktgemeinde Hörbranz, Hörbranz
    Marktgemeinde Lauterach, Lauterach
    Marktgemeinde Lustenau, Lustenau
    Marktgemeinde Wolfurt, Wolfurt
    Meier Anlagen GmbH, Hohenems
    Metro Cash & Carry Österreich GmbH, Dornbirn
    Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group, Winterthur (CH)
    moodley brand identity gmbH, Graz
    Angelika Moosleithner, Vaduz (FL)
    Nudlthek im Messepark, Dornbirn
    Dr. Josef und Mag. Martina Pointner, Bregenz
    Porsche Inter Auto GmbH & Co KG, Bregenz
    RATTPACK Flexibles GmbH
    RE/MAX Immowest R. Götze GmbH, Bregenz
    RESE Gebäudereinigung GmbH, Schwarzach
    RIMC Seehotel Am Kaiserstrand, Lochau
    Restaurant Guth, Lauterach
    Restaurant Mangold, Lochau
    Privatkäserei Rupp AG, Hörbranz
    Schauraum Boutique, Bregenz
    Werner und Elisabeth Scheffknecht, Bregenz
    Schelling Anlagenbau GmbH, Schwarzach
    Prof. Dr. Alexander Schnaider, Ranco VA (ITA)
    Gerhard und Anna Schneeweiss, Wien
    Mag. Christine Schneider, Bregenz
    Frank Schulze, Schwielowsee (D)
    SeeDruck GmbH, Kressbronn (D)
    Dr. Christian und Dr. Nicolette Sparl, Bregenz
    Stadt-Apotheke - Mag. Pharm. Werner Braun KG, Bregenz
    Stiller & Hohla Immobilientreuhänder GmbH, Salzburg
    Dipl. Kfm. Bernd M. Stütz, Schwäbisch Gmünd (D)
    Sutterlüty Handels GmbH, Egg
    Theatercafe Troy, Bregenz
    Christoph Thoma, Bludenz
    TON & BILD Medientechnik GmbH, Rankweil
    Zoltan Toth, Bregenz
    Transgourmet Österreich, Schwarzach
    Udo J. Vetter, Ravensburg (D)
    Volksbank Vorarlberg, Rankweil
    Silvia von Ballmoos, Frauenfeld (CH)
    Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH, Dornbirn
    Walser Dachtechnik, Hard
    Markus Warncke, Merzig (D)
    Wedl Handels GmbH, Mils
    Reinhard und Doris Weiss, Bregenz
    Florian und Ursula Werner, St. Christoph am Arlberg
    Mag. Dr. Rainer Windhager MBA, Lochen
    Norbert und Elfriede Winter, Dornbirn
    Wirnsperger & Ludescher Vermögensverwaltung, Eschen (FL)
    Woge Treuhand- und Verwaltungs GesmbH & Co KG, Bregenz
    Bettina Würth, Niedernhall (D)
    Engelbert Zass, Dornbirn
    Christl Zimmermann, Bludenz

    Stand: 26.11.2020

  • Cercle

    MMag. Stefan Aichbauer und Dr. Jessica Bösch, Bregenz
    Aldo W. Amann, Dornbirn
    Aquis Systeme AG, Rebstein (CH)
    Berger Gastkultur GmbH, Lauterach
    Gerhard Berkmann, Höchst
    Bertsch Holding GmbH, Bludenz
    Ulla Bittelmeyer, Friedrichshafen (D)
    Mathias Boenke, Bregenz
    Mag. Klaus und Dr. Karin Böhler, Hard
    Buchhandlung Brunner GmbH, Höchst
    Marcus Bruestle, St. Gallen (CH)
    Dr. Gunter und Vivien Copony, Bregenz
    Stefan Delacher, Bregenz
    Walter Deuring, Bregenz
    Werner und Cynthia Deuring, Bregenz
    Gernoth Dobianer, Meiningen
    Donau Versicherung AG, Bregenz
    Dornbirner Sparkasse Bank AG, Dornbirn
    Mag. Guntram und Elisabeth Drexel, Lustenau
    dyna bcs Informatik GmbH, Dornbirn
    DI Dietmar und Margareta Eberle, Bregenz
    Manfred Ellensohn GmbH, Rankweil
    Dr. Armin Fidler, Hörbranz
    Fliesenpool GmbH, Götzis
    Dr. Helfried Fussenegger, Dornbirn
    Gasser Partner Rechtsanwälte | Dr. Johannes Gasser, Vaduz (FL)
    Gasser Partner Rechtsanwälte | Dr. Hannes Arnold, Vaduz (FL)
    Gemeinde Lech, Lech am Arlberg
    Mag. Andreas Germann und Dr. Gabriele Germann-Leiner, Bregenz
    Grahammer & Partner Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Dornbirn
    GrECo International AG, Wien
    Manfred und Eika Güll, Bregenz
    KR Claus Haberkorn, Bregenz
    Dr. Hackspiel & Partner GmbH, Bregenz
    Dr. Rolf A. Hanssen, Lindau
    Dr. Hans-Peter Haselsteiner, Wien
    Ulrike Hefel, Dornbirn
    Hefel Immobiliengruppe GmbH, Lauterach
    Ursula Heller, Nürtingen (D)
    Mag. Ursula Hillbrand, Bregenz
    Michael und Caroline Hilti, Schaan (FL)
    Hohentwiel Schifffahrtgesellschaft m.b.H., Hard
    Tobias Holderried, Lindau (D)
    Hotel Bad Schachen, Lindau (D)
    Hotel Lindauer Hof, Lindau (D)
    Huber Uhren Schmuck Anstalt, Vaduz (FL)
    Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG, Bregenz
    Brigitta Jaeggle, Lindau (D)
    Julius Blum GmbH, Höchst
    Dr. Richard Kempf, Bregenz
    Dr. Wilhelm und Karin Klagian, Dornbirn
    Kanzlei Dr. Andreas Köb & Mag. Robert Reich-Rohrwig, Wien
    Daniela Koller-Marte, Gossau (CH)
    Marlies Kos, Bregenz
    Stephan und Claudia Küchenberg, Möggers
    Dr. Jürgen und Eva Kuttruff, Lindau (D)
    Dr. Ingo Längle, Bregenz
    Ernst und Martha Le Duigou, Bregenz
    Mader + Flatz Baustatik ZT GmbH, Bregenz
    Mangold Bau GmbH, Lochau
    Meckatzer Löwenbräu Benedikt Weiß KG, Heimenkirch (D)
    Dr. Heinz Meier, Schaan (FL)
    Antje Metzler, Lochau
    Hans-Peter Metzler, Lauterach
    MR Magnet Resonanz Institut Bregenz Ges.m.b.H., Bregenz
    Ing. Wilhelm und Sylvia Muzyczyn, Bregenz
    Wolfgang und Elisabeth Nägele, Rankweil
    Pfanner und Gutmann Getränke GmbH, Lauterach
    Platzhirsch Home Living, Lochau
    Präg GmbH, Dornbirn
    Prisma Holding AG, Dornbirn
    Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg, Bregenz
    KR Franz Rauch, Rankweil
    Jürgen und Isabell Rauch, Klaus
    Reiner & Reiner Steuerberatungs GmbH, Lustenau
    Mag. Elfi M. Rhomberg, Berneck (CH)
    Elke Rhomberg, Götzis
    DI Günter Rhomberg, Wien
    Mag. Isabel Rhomberg, Dornbirn
    KR Walter-Heinz und Edith Rhomberg, Bregenz
    Rhomberg Bau GmbH, Bregenz
    Peter Rösler, Neuravensburg (D)
    Dr. Rainer Ruckteschler, Neuhausen (D)
    Kanzlei Dr. Karl Rümmele & Dr. Birgitt Breinbauer, Dornbirn
    Günther Rupp, Bregenz
    Dr. Josef Rupp, Hörbranz
    Russmedia Verlag GmbH, Schwarzach 
    Gebhard und Heidrun Sagmeister, Bregenz
    Univ. Doz. Dr. Markus und Mag. Karin Sagmeister, Bregenz
    Martin und Susanne Sagmeister, Bregenz
    Dr. Thomas und Mag. Ulrike Sander, Bregenz
    Chirurgie & Sport Sanatorium Dr. Schenk GmbH, Schruns
    Günter Schertler, Bregenz
    Mag. Ingrid Schertler, Lauterach
    Dr. Pius und Nicola Schlachter, Bregenz
    Dr. Gernot Schmeisser, Friedrichshafen (D)
    Seaway Technologies GmbH, Wolfurt
    Hans-Joachim und Edith Seifert, St. Gallen (CH)
    Heidegunde und Paul Senger-Weiss, Bregenz
    Heinz und Sophie Senger-Weiss, Bregenz
    SIEMENS Vorarlberg | Landesdirektor DI Paulus A. Vergeiner, Bregenz
    Prof. Dr. Burkhard Simma, Bregenz
    Cornelia Sinz-Rhomberg, Bregenz
    Dr. Willi Sonderegger, Dornbirn
    Sparkasse Bregenz Bank AG
    Dr. Michael Stender, Wangen (D)
    Dr. Paul Sutterlüty, Dornbirn
    The Culture Institute AG | Dr. Simon Sagmeister, St. Gallen (CH)
    Dr. Viktor und Pilar Thurnher, Bregenz
    UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Bregenz
    Stefan A. von Klebelsberg, Achberg (D)
    Felix Walch und Elisabeth Walch-Fernandez, Lech am Arlberg
    Franz-Clemens und Stephanie Waldburg-Zeil, Hohenems
    Waldburg-Zeil Kliniken, Isny-Neutrauchburg (D)
    Steffen und Elisabeth Waltz, Austin (U.S.A.)
    Petra Wissmann, Lindau (D)
    ZM3 Immobiliengesellschaft m.b.H, Feldkirch
    DI Jürg Zumtobel, Dornbirn

    Stand: 26.11.2020

COntact us

Friends of the Bregenz Festival
Platz der Wiener Symphoniker 1
6900 Bregenz
Österreich

Phone +43 5574 407 154
freunde@bregenzerfestspiele.com

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