Friends of the Bregenz Festival

Friends

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 gigh 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: 3.12.20

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: 3.12.2020

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

Rigoletto 2019
Rigoletto 2019
Rigoletto 2021

Giuseppe Verdi
Premiere on 22 July 2021
9.15 p.m., Lake Stage

Opera in three acts (1851)

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Rigoletto 2019
Rigoletto 2021

Giuseppe Verdi
Premiere on 22 July 2021
9.15 p.m., Lake Stage

Opera in three acts (1851)

Rigoletto 2019
Rigoletto 2021

Giuseppe Verdi
Premiere on 22 July 2021
9.15 p.m., Lake Stage

Opera in three acts (1851)

Sujet Nero, Inhalt
Sujet Nero, Inhalt
Nero 2021

Arrigo Boito
​Premiere on 21 July 2021
7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus

Opera at the Festspielhaus

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Sujet Nero, Inhalt
Nero 2021

Arrigo Boito
​Premiere on 21 July 2021
7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus

Opera at the Festspielhaus

Sujet Nero, Inhalt
Nero 2021

Arrigo Boito
​Premiere on 21 July 2021
7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus

Opera at the Festspielhaus

Sujet Orchesterkonzerte 21, Inhalt
Sujet Orchesterkonzerte 21, Inhalt
Orchestral Concerts 2021

Wiener Symphoniker | Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra
26 July, 1, 8 and 22 August 2021, Festspielhaus

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Sujet Orchesterkonzerte 21, Inhalt
Orchestral Concerts 2021

Wiener Symphoniker | Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra
26 July, 1, 8 and 22 August 2021, Festspielhaus

Sujet Orchesterkonzerte 21, Inhalt
Orchestral Concerts 2021

Wiener Symphoniker | Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra
26 July, 1, 8 and 22 August 2021, Festspielhaus