The Official Circle of Friends of the Vienna State Opera

»The only way to have a friend is to be one.«
RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Private and corporate engagement is becoming increasingly important to our work of advancing and reinforcing the Vienna State Opera as one of the world’s leading opera houses.
We regard engagement as upholding shared ideals and also making financial contributions. The most loyal patrons of the Vienna State Opera are also its ambassadors, they express their connection to the opera house in many different ways. Supporting the Vienna State Opera not only means being personally committed to one of the most important cultural institutions in the country, it also offers the satisfaction of being part of an artistic dialogue and an important social mission.
With the 2020-21 season, the Vienna State Opera is therefore establishing a separate, Official Circle of Friends whose support will go exclusively to the opera house. The goals are:

    → to offer its members concrete benefits when purchasing tickets and visiting the opera house

    → to enter into a dialogue with members within the scope of events developed exclusively for the Official Circle of Friends

    → to dedicate all funds raised by the Official Circle of Friends to inviting new and young audiences to the opera house. New communication and participation programs will be developed to allow young people to attend dress rehearsals or to enable the integration of our new Opera Studio in these activities.

As part of the new Official Circle of Friends, you will meet up with like-minded opera lovers and have a choice of different levels of membership. When you join, you will be offered a variety of opportunities to participate in the artistic life of the opera house, to stay informed and to enjoy benefits. No matter which level you choose with any contribution you are creating the chance for all those interested in music, but especially younger, economically disadvantaged people to experience and to love the fascination of opera.

 

BECOME A MEMBER

FOLDER

The Vienna State Opera endeavours to fulfill your ticket requests as a member of the Official Circle of Friends as best as possible. However, the allocation of tickets can’t be guaranteed.

For corporate sponsoring and inquiries about partnerships please send an email to sponsoring@wiener-staatsoper.at


THE BENEFITS

MEMBER € 100 / DOUBLE MEMBER € 150

Apply individually as a Member or in pairs as 

a Double Member.

→ Priority purchase of 4 tickets from a list of selected productions from the entire season

→ Participation in numerous Circle of Friends events including Opera Studio events

→ Upon request, mention on the website of the Vienna State Opera in the section ≫Official Circle of Friends≪

→ Free delivery of the season book

With a double membership, each member enjoys the same benefits and has access to all events of the Official Circle of Friends.

YOUNG MEMBER € 50 / YOUNG DOUBLE MEMBER € 75

As a Young Member / Double Member you receive — until the age of 27 — the benefits mentioned above.

SUPPORTER € 1.000

→ Priority purchase of 8 tickets from a list of selected productions, as well as the right

of pre-sale on selected cycles, with a full selection at the beginning of the season

→ Exclusive online access for available seats for additional performances

→ Participation in numerous Circle of Friends events including Opera Studio events

→ Upon request, mention on the website of the Vienna State Opera in the section ≫Official Circle of Friends≪

→ Free delivery of the season book

→ Free delivery of the monthly magazine ≫Opernring Zwei≪ of the Vienna State Opera

SPECIAL SUPPORTER € 3.000

→ Priority purchase of 2 tickets for each new production of the season (except for premieres) and seat reservation (upon availability)

→ Priority purchase of 2 tickets for the Vienna Opera Ball

→ Priority purchase of selected cycles with a full selection at the beginning of the season

→ Exclusive online access for available seats for additional performances

→ Participation in numerous Circle of Friends events including Opera Studio events

→ Upon request, mention on the website of the Vienna State Opera in the section ≫Official Circle of Friends≪

→ Free delivery of the season book

→ Free delivery of the monthly magazine ≫Opernring Zwei≪ of the Vienna State Opera

PARTNER € 7.500

→ Priority purchase of 2 tickets for each premiere of the season and seat reservation (upon

availability)

→ Priority purchase of 2 tickets for the Vienna Opera Ball

→ Priority purchase of a table for the Vienna Opera Ball

→ Invitation to several special events with the directorate of the Vienna State Opera, the

Vienna State Ballet, artists and the leading team

→ Priority purchase of selected cycles with a full selection at the beginning of the season

→ Exclusive online access for available seats for additional performances

→ Participation in numerous Circle of Friends events including Opera Studio events

→ Upon request, mention on the website of the Vienna State Opera in the section ≫Official Circle of Friends≪

→ Free delivery of the season book

→ Free delivery of the monthly magazine ≫Opernring Zwei≪ of the Vienna State Opera

BENEFACTOR € 10.000

→ Priority purchase of 4 tickets for each premiere of the season and seat reservation (upon

availability)

→ Priority purchase of 2 tickets for the Vienna Opera Ball

→ Priority purchase of a table for the Vienna Opera Ball

→ Invitation to several special events with the directorate of the Vienna State Opera, the

Vienna State Ballet, artists and the leading team

→ Priority purchase of selected cycles with a full selection at the beginning of the season

→ Exclusive online access for available seats for additional performances

→ Participation in numerous Circle of Friends events including Opera Studio events

→ Upon request, mention on the website of the Vienna State Opera in the section ≫Official Circle of Friends≪

→ Free delivery of the season book

→ Free delivery of the monthly magazine ≫Opernring Zwei≪ of the Vienna State Opera

€ 30.000

→ The right of pre-sale for a private box on the ground floor or in first rank at the Vienna

Opera Ball

→ Priority purchase of 4 tickets for each premiere of the season and seat reservation (upon

availability)

→ Exclusive information about current events and new artistic projects

→ Invitation to several special events with the directorate of the Vienna State Opera, the

Vienna State Ballet, artists and the leading team

→ Priority purchase of selected cycles with a full selection at the beginning of the season

→ Exclusive online access for available seats for additional performances

→ Participation in numerous Circle of Friends events including Opera Studio events

→ Upon request, mention in the season book and on the website of the Vienna State Opera

in the section ≫Official Circle of Friends≪

→ Free delivery of the season book

→ Free delivery of the monthly magazine ≫Opernring Zwei≪ of the Vienna State Opera


OFFICIAL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS EVENTS

The current program is only available in German:
www.wiener-staatsoper.at/foerdern/offizieller-freundeskreis/

If you have any questions regarding the registration or need further information about the events, feel free to contact us at freundeskreis@wiener-staatsoper.at

OFFICIAL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS OF THE VIENNA STATE OPERA

Ingrid Skovhus (Head of the Official Circle of Friends)
Carina Kowaliuk, MA 
Mag. Liina Anger
M: freundeskreis(at)wiener-staatsoper.at
T: 01 51444 / 2206 or 2209
A: Wiener Staatsoper GmbH, Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria