As diverse as the Bayerische Staatsoper is, so too are the engagement and focus points of our patronage societies. Would you like to also engage culturally and join one of the societies? Get to know our offers and services here and simply talk to us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
The KIDS & CO programme of the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Bayerisches Staatsballett and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester is directed at children, youngsters and young adults. Tours through the Nationaltheater, youth workshops, the Opera Studio, the ATTACCA Youth Orchestra or the kids’ website, Maestro Margarini, for example, are all offered especially for them. The programme is an enthusiastic initiative for passing on knowledge and joy in music, theatre and dance as well as for talent support.
Our entire programme for children and young people is exclusively financed by private donations. So you too can contribute to ensuring these valuable projects and activities are maintained and expanded! Become a member of the Campus Friends, who have set themselves the goal of introducing young people from the most diverse social contexts to the exciting world of opera, orchestra and ballet. With your support you make a unique contribution to promoting our society’s cultural development.
For questions please contact:
Development / Campus Friends
+49 89 21 85 10 40
SERVICES FOR CAMPUS FRIENDS
As a Campus Friends’ member you receive:
- Regular information as a newsletter
- Two free tickets once a year (with contributions of EUR 250 and more) for an Opera Studio, Orchestra Academy or ATTACCA Youth Orchestra concert
- Private individuals – from EUR 75
- Corporate members – from EUR 1,000
The amounts named here are minimum contributions. Individual donations are of course possible.
The amounts are tax-deductible.
GREETING BY JONAS KAUFMANN, CAMPUS FRIENDS AMBASSADOR
Dear Friends of the Bayerische Staatsoper,
It gives me great pleasure to address you as a Campus Friends Ambassador. This sponsoring society has set itself the task of supporting the diverse offers and projects of the Bayerische Staatsoper’s programme for children and young people.
Born, raised and musically shaped in Munich, I have a special relationship with the city and its opera house. Already when we were very young children our parents took myself and my sister to family performances together, which of course made a really strong impression on me.
So, based on my own experiences, I therefore know the enthusiasm that an early introduction to music can instil in children and young people. Unfortunately today many households and schools often have difficulties in doing this consistently and permanently.
And it is precisely here that the Campus Friends’ engagement is applied! The group’s members make an active contribution to inspiring children and young people, especially from socially disadvantaged families, to become interested and involved in music and the enthralling world of opera, ballet and concert.
So I would now like to cordially invite you to support this important programme together with me and enable many more offers and projects!
Yours Sincerely, Jonas Kaufmann
Campus Friends Ambassador
This society specifically supports new productions and further projects within the framework of the Munich Opera Festival. The Bayerische Staatsoper is subsidized with the donations and membership contributions collected by the society. The attractiveness of the annual Munich Opera Festival is consequently maintained and increased.
In line with its international artistic importance, the Munich Opera Festival should not be purely a high culture event for the few, but rather should awaken general interest in as many as possible. Approximately 450 opera friends are currently engaged ideationally, socially, journalistically and financially in this sponsoring society. Personalities from the realms of politics, culture and finance are active supporters. They act in line with the society’s basic patronage aim and also express this outwardly.
Since its foundation in 1958, it contributes to meetings and encounters between performers and opera friends with social events, and especially with the annual celebratory opening of the Munich Opera Festival. The “Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Opernfestspiele” also greatly values ensuring young talent is supported and specifically invests in the future.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE “GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER MÜNCHNER OPERNFESTSPIELE”
The society can be helpful within the respective given framework in purchasing admission tickets for the Munich Opera Festival.
In supporting the festival, it invites all interested to participate and join, to achieve its goals more effectively and to make the relationship between opera and the general public even more lively.
Membership for private individuals:
- Contribution per calendar year – EUR 300
- Contribution per calendar year for young people (under 25 years old) – EUR 100
- Contribution per calendar year for sponsors – from EUR 1,500
Membership for companies:
- Contribution per calendar year – EUR 1,000
- Contribution per calendar year for corporate sponsors – from EUR 3,000
Contributions and all donations are tax-deductible. Certificates for donations are issued automatically.
The friends and sponsors of the “Musical Academy of the Bayerisches Staatsorchester e. V.” support the orchestra’s young academy members and therefore secure its position as an essential musical entity in Munich’s concert life, and as a globally respected culture ambassador under the guidance of its General Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski.
For questions please contact:
Orchestra Office, c/o Mr Friese
PO box 10 01 48
ABOUT THE FRIENDS AND SPONSORS OF THE “MUSICAL ACADEMY OF THE BAYERISCHES STAATSORCHESTER E. V.”
Founded in 1530, the Bayerisches Staatsorchester is one of Europe’s oldest and most steeped-in-tradition orchestras. Renowned conductors such as Hans von Bülow, Bruno Walter, Hans Knappertsbusch, Joseph Keilberth, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zubin Mehta and Kent Nagano have conducted the orchestra, and operas by Mozart, Wagner and Strauss have celebrated world premieres in Munich with the orchestra’s cooperation.
As one of the most important musical and cultural institutions of the Bavarian capital, the Bayerisches Staatsorchester is highly esteemed both nationally and internationally in equal measure. Invigorated by its high standards of quality, the orchestra also increasingly ensures the promotion of young and promising new talent. Quality and young talent cost money, which cannot be provided by the state alone.
Join the Staatsballett’s friends and also enjoy the affiliation with an exclusive group of ballet lovers. Come to rehearsals, absorb the backstage atmosphere and get to know the dancers as they enthusiastically get into their work.
For questions, please contact:
+49 89 21 85 10 16
MEMBER OF THE BAYERISCHE STAATSBALLETT’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
Our thanks go to:
- Dr. Matthias Bolten and Matthias Brücklmeier
- Celina Geigenberger
- Antje Giehl
- Eva Göbel
- HARP GmbH
- Ruth Hiller
- Dr. Georg and Carola Kellinghusen
- Susanne Klatten
- Jens and Christine Kunath
- Hubert and Urd Kustermann
- Prof. Dr. Michael and Michaela Lehmann
- Torsten Scholz
- Ursula Schwab
- Elena von Trentini
- Heike Zimmermann
The society addresses schoolgoers and students under 30 years old. Along with joint performance visits, seminars and workshops providing background information on the respective works are also offered. And tours and visits to other theatres are organized as well. An annual membership contribution of EUR 15 is charged in addition to the seminar fees and ticket prices (approximately EUR 15).
For questions please contact:
Young Opera friends Munich e.V.
Dr. Claudia Küster / Peter Kreutz
PO box 10014
+49 89 21 85 10 29