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

11er Nahrungsmittel GmbH, Frastanz
Katharina Beyersdorff, Kisslegg (D)
Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe GmbH, Konstanz (D)
Angelika Böhler Kommunikationsberatung, Dornbirn
Dr. Bopp & Kollegen Anwaltskanzlei, Ravensburg (D)
Bregenz Tourismus & Stadtmarketing GmbH, Bregenz
Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH, Egg
Marisa Bühler, Uzwil (CH)
Marcy Carpenter, London (UK)
Concin & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Bludenz
Dorothee Deuring, Zürich (CH)
Elmar-Christopher Diener, Zürich (DH)
Claudia Dornier, Zollikon (CH)
Peter Eugen Eckes, Nieder-Olm (D)
Peter Ennemoser, St. Anton a.A.
Dr. Thomas Euler, Bludenz
evenTZ Hospitality GmbH, Bregenz
Bernhard und Marianne Fink, Grünwald (D)
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
Stefan Gritsch, Schwarzach
Harald Gruber, Lauterach
Bank Gutmann AG, Wien
Haberkorn GmbH, Wolfurt
Dr. Christoph und Dr. Kristina Hammer, Zug (CH)
Martina Hämmerle, Bregenz
Hefel Textil GmbH, Schwarzach
Dr. Klaus-Peter und Heidi Henle, Lochau
Gregor Carl Hermann, Vaduz (FL)
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 Martinspark, Dornbirn
Hotel Mercure, Bregenz
Hotel Post, Bezau
Hotel Post, Lech am Arlberg
Hotel Schwärzler, Bregenz
Hotel Villino, Lindau (D)
Hotel Weißes Kreuz, Bregenz
Huber Holding AG, Götzis
icare sales & services Dialogmarketing, Götzis
Edelbert Immler, Hard
Industriellenvereinigung Vorarlberg, Lustenau
Bernd und Stefanie Kapp, Wolfurt
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
Dr. Gebhard Lingg, Dornbirn
Manuela Linhart-Knafl, Bregenz
Patricia Malara Cane, Grabs (CH)
Marktgemeinde Hörbranz, Hörbranz
Marktgemeinde Lauterach, Lauterach
Marktgemeinde Lustenau, Lustenau
Marktgemeinde Wolfurt, Wolfurt
Mathilde Mattel, Riefensberg
MD Immobilien GmbH, Bregenz
Meier Anlagen GmbH, Hohenems
Metro Cash & Carry Österreich GmbH, Dornbirn
Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group, Winterthur (CH)
moodley brand identity gmbH, Graz
Angelika Moosleithner-Batliner, Vaduz (FL)
MS6 Reisegesellschaft mbH, Klagenfurt
Dr. Rudolf Öller, Bregenz
Paiser Werbung, Lochau
Dr. Josef und Mag. Martina Pointner, Bregenz
Porsche Inter Auto GmbH & Co KG, Bregenz
REMAX Immowest R. Götze GmbH, Bregenz
Restaurant Guth, Lauterach
Restaurant Mangold, Hörbranz
Rupp AG, Hörbranz
Dr. Michael Scherz, Wien
Gerhard und Anna Schneeweiss, Wien
Frank Schulze, Schwielowsee (D)
SeeDruck GmbH, Kressbronn (D)
Philipp Sehn, Homburg (D)
SENTIDO Seehotel Am Kaiserstrand, Lochau
Christian und Dr. Nicolette Sparl, Bregenz
Stadt-Apotheke - Mag. Pharm. Werner Braun KG, Bregenz
Markus Stolz GmbH & Co KG, Bludenz
Sutterlüty Handels GmbH, Egg
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
Walser GmbH, Hohenems
Angelica Walser-Scalet, Hard
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
Engelbert Zass, Dornbirn
DI Horst und Christl Zimmermann, Bludenz

Stand: 14.11.2018

Cercle

Stefan Aichbauer & Dr. Jessica Bösch, Bregenz
Aldo W. Amann, Dornbirn
Aquis Systeme AG, Rebstein (CH)
Prof. Christian Ludwig Attersee, Wien
Rafaela Berger, Lauterach
Gerhard Berkmann, Höchst
Bertsch Holding GmbH, Bludenz
Ulla Bittelmeyer, Friedrichshafen (D)
Mathias Boenke, Bregenz
Mag. Klaus Böhler, Hard
Dr. Birgitt Breinbauer & Dr. Karl Rümmele, Dornbirn
Christoph Breunig, Lindau (D)
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
Deurowood Produktions GmbH, Hard
Gernoth Dobianer, Meiningen
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
Andreas Egler, Essen (D)
KR Manfred Ellensohn, Feldkirch
Fliesenpool GmbH, Götzis
Dr. Helfried Fussenegger, Dornbirn
Gasser Partner Rechtsanwälte | Dr. Johannes Gasser, Vaduz (FL)
Gasser Partner Rechtsanwälte | Hannes Arnold, Vaduz (FL)
Mag. Beate Gasser-Tagwerker, Bregenz
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 (D)
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 (D)
Dorothee Hess-Maier, Ravensburg (D)
Jürgen Hilti, Schaan (FL)
Michael und Caroline Hilti, Schaan (FL)
Hohentwiel Schifffahrtgesellschaft m.b.H., Hard
Tobias Holderried, Scheidegg (D)
Hotel Bad Schachen, Lindau (D)
Huber Uhren Schmuck Anstalt, Vaduz (FL)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Egon Humpeler, Bregenz
Gerhard Humpeler, Höchst
Hypo Vorarlberg Bank AG, Bregenz
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, 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
Karl-Heinz Linnig, Markdorf (D)
Mader + Flatz Baustatik ZT GmbH, Bregenz
Clemens Maier und Corina Bölsterli-Maier, Langenargen (D)
Otto Julius Maier, Ravensburg (D)
Arnold und Gaby Mangold, Lochau
Meckatzer Löwenbräu Benedikt Weiß KG, Heimenkirch (D)
Dr. Heinz und Traudl Meier, Schaan (FL)
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 | Hubert Rhomberg, Bregenz
Rhomberg Holding GmbH | Walter-Heinz Rhomberg, Bregenz
Fritz Georg Rosenbauer, Uetikon (CH)
Peter Rösler, Neuravensburg (D)
Dr. Rainer Ruckteschler, Neuhausen (D)
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
Dr. Thomas und Mag. Ulrike Sander
Werner und Elisabeth Scheffknecht, Bregenz
Günter Schertler, Lochau
Ingrid Schertler, Lauterach
Dr. Pius Schlachter, Bregenz
Gernot Schmeisser, Friedrichshafen (D)
Seaway Technologies GmbH, Wolfurt
Hans-Joachim Seifert, St. Gallen (CH)
Paul und Heidi Senger-Weiss, Bregenz
Dr. Burkhard Simma, Bregenz
Cornelia Sinz-Rhomberg, Bregenz
Dr. Willi Sonderegger, Dornbirn
Dr. Michael Stender, Wangen (D)
Dr. Paul Sutterlüty, Dornbirn
Dr. Viktor und Pilar Thurnher, Bregenz
UniCredit Bank Austria AG | Mag. Hans Winter, Bregenz
UniCredit Bank Austria AG | Günther Rupp, Bregenz
Udo J. Vetter, Ravensburg (D)
Silvia von Ballmoos, Frauenfeld (CH)
Stefan 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)
Elisabeth und Steffen Waltz, Austin (U.S.A.)
Gert Wimpissinger, Lindau (D)
Petra Wissmann, Lindau (D)
ZM3 Immobiliengesellschaft m.b.H, Feldkirch
DI Jürg und Edda Zumtobel, Dornbirn

Stand: 14.11.2018

Contact us

Contact us

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

Phone +43 5574 407 154
freunde@bregenzerfestspiele.com

Additional information

Sujet Rigoletto 19, Inhalt
Sujet Rigoletto 19, Inhalt
Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi
Premiere on 17 July 2019
9.15 p.m., Seebühne

Opera in three acts (1851)

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Sujet Rigoletto 19, Inhalt
Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi
Premiere on 17 July 2019
9.15 p.m., Seebühne

Opera in three acts (1851)

Sujet Rigoletto 19, Inhalt
Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi
Premiere on 17 July 2019
9.15 p.m., Seebühne

Opera in three acts (1851)

Sujet Don Quichotte 19, Inhalt
Sujet Don Quichotte 19, Inhalt
Don Quichotte

Jules Massenet
Premiere on 18 July 2019
7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus

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Sujet Don Quichotte 19, Inhalt
Don Quichotte

Jules Massenet
Premiere on 18 July 2019
7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus

Sujet Don Quichotte 19, Inhalt
Don Quichotte

Jules Massenet
Premiere on 18 July 2019
7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus

Sujet Orchesterkonzerte 19, Inhalt
Sujet Orchesterkonzerte 19, Inhalt
Orchestral Concerts

Wiener Symphoniker
Symphony Orchestra ​Vorarlberg

22 July and
​4, 5 & 18 August 2019

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Sujet Orchesterkonzerte 19, Inhalt
Orchestral Concerts

Wiener Symphoniker
Symphony Orchestra ​Vorarlberg

22 July and
​4, 5 & 18 August 2019

Sujet Orchesterkonzerte 19, Inhalt
Orchestral Concerts

Wiener Symphoniker
Symphony Orchestra ​Vorarlberg

22 July and
​4, 5 & 18 August 2019

Einführung
Einführung
Introductory Talk

Exclusive insights
On the evening of a performance in the Festspielhaus.

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Einführung
Introductory Talk

Exclusive insights
On the evening of a performance in the Festspielhaus.

Einführung
Introductory Talk

Exclusive insights
On the evening of a performance in the Festspielhaus.