Friends

  • About us

    Among the art forms in existence, the Opera is the most complex. Conductor, director, orchestra, soloists, choir, stage sets, costumes, makeup artists and decorations, technicians and many, many more individuals and departments are involved in creating a perfect performance. This entails a huge amount of money and in the era of shrinking budgets, productions have to increasingly cut back or, worst case, they may not even come about. The association of friends and patrons, the »Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Staatsoper Unter den Linden« helps to improve conditions.  
     
    The association finances complete productions, commissions compositions, backs ambitious stage sets and props, takes over the marketing expense of, for example, advertisements, billboards, books and brochures, buys expensive instruments and organizes separate donation collections for important productions.  
     
    The Opera House's international standing was once again showcased during the 250th anniversary celebrations in 1992. Famous musicians and representatives from the world of politics and finance joined ranks at this venue. It was in this gathering that the foundations were laid for an association dedicated to support(ing) the world famous Opera House ideally.

  • Board

    Ulrich Maas chairman  
    Dr. Hans-Jürgen Meyer vice chairman and treasurer  
    Andreas Fibig member of the board  
    Marianne Ludes member of the board  
    Dr. Gary Smith member of the board  
    Prof. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Flimm artistic director

    Anna Schwanhäußer executive director

  • Board of Curators

    Board of Curators

    Name

    Enterprise

     

    Adler, Witiko

    Konzertdirektion Hans Adler

     

    Clement, Wolfgang

    Fahrenschon, Georg

     

    Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband

     

    Gemkow, Stephan

    Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH

     

    Grube, Dr. Rüdiger

    Kröger, Dr. Tonio

    Deutsche Bahn AG

    Doyle Dane Bernbach Group GmbH

     

    Leister, Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter

    Müller, Dr. Werner

    Naumann, Prof. Dr. Michael

    Allegro-Stiftung

    RAG Stiftung

    Barenboim-Said Akademie gGmbH

     

    Röder, Holger

    Sikorski, Dagmar

    A.T. Kearney Frankfurt

    Sikorski Musikverlage

     

    Speidel, Hans H.

     

     

    Spohr, Carsten

    Deutsche Lufthansa AG

     

    Springer, Friede

    Axel Springer Verlag AG

     

    von Fürstenberg-Dussmann, Catherine

    Peter Dussmann-Stiftung

     

    von Heydebreck, Dr. Tessen

    Deutsche Bank Stiftung

     

    von Weber, Freiherr Christian

     

     

    Woltmann, Jörg

    Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur Berlin

     
  • Members

    HONORARY MEMBERS
     
    Peter Dussmann †
    Hans-Dietrich Genscher  
    Henry A. Kissinger  
     
    DONORS

    Dr. Wilhelm Winterstein  
    Dr. Walter Wübben  
     
    CORPORATE MEMBERS

    as donors:
    Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband
    Siemens AG
    Vattenfall GmbH

    as patrons:
    Berliner Sparkasse
    Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
    Daimler AG
    Deutsche Bank AG
    Dussmann Group
    Ernst & Young GmbH
    Galerie Kornfeld Berlin
    Hermes Arzneimittel GmbH
    KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
    Nordsonne Identity GmbH
    Schering Stiftung
    UniCredit Bank AG
    Vierhaus StB GmbH 

    We would like to thank the Günter Doering Foundation for their support of the Junge Staatsoper.

    We would like to thank our sponsors Robert Lindner GmbH, Südliche Weinstraße and the caterer Gerresheim GmbH for the support in the realisation of the intermission receptions.  
     
    PATRONS
     
    Christiane Asderis | Anhel Collado Schwarz | Günter Doering |Manfred Ebelt | Rolf Eckrodt | Helge Eimers | Dr. Jürgen Ermeling | Berthold Finke | Sonja Fuhrmann and Holger Röder | Jacqueline Gantenbrink | Dr. Nikolaus Hensel | Hans Hübner | Ute and Hans Dieter Isler | Gabriele Kippert | Marlene Krug | Stefan Ludes | Ulrich Maas | Eva-Maria Mann | Dr. Silke Manske | Dr. Klaus D. Mapara | Dr. Werner Ossig | Dr. Alejandra Perez-Cantó | Ulrich Plett | Herbert Rieck | Ingeborg Sai | Dr. Rainer W. Schoene | Erika Schwalbe-Riel | Manfred Strohscheer | Dorothee and Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck | Gudrun Wassermann | Werner Winterfeldt |Barbara Wolfram | (9 anonymous) 
     
    MASTER BUILDERS
     
    Jan Bettink | Franco Cerreto |Heinz-Joachim Elbe | Brigitte Goldmann | Dr. Thomas Gottstein | Bernd Grögor | Herbert Gutsch | Dr. Rainer Hafer | Ursula and Roland Hoffmann | Prof. Dr. Herbert Koop | Juttaund Lutz Kuntze | Dr. Constanze Landt | Dr. Ernesto Loh | Lars-Uwe Luther | Manfred Maydorn | Gudrun Moegelin | Ruth Möhren | Dr. Brigitte and Dr. Arend Oetker | Klaus Prozesky | Guillermo Salva Ladaria | Karl Schmidt | Wolfgang Schweizer | Dr. Gary Smith | Elisabeth and Fritz Thayssen | Gesa B. and Klaus D. Vogt| Gisela von Münchow | Helga Wipperfeld | Christine Zimmermann | Dr. Peter Zimmermann | (9 anonymous) 
     
    SUPPORTERS

    Petra Achterfeld | Witiko Adler | Gerhard Baade | Claus Bacher | Monika Bär | Prof. Dr. Ulrich Battis | Diethild and Prof. Dr. Helmut Baumgarten | Dr. Waltraut Bayer and Dr. Hans-Jürgen Melcop | AnnetteBecker and Dr. Henrik-Michael Ringleb | Anja Behner | Olaf Behrendt | Dr. Matthias Benecke | Dr. Ingeborg and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bernsau | Matthias Billand | Petra Birkholz | Gisela Bittermann | Eleonor and Dr. Folker Boldt | Dr. Sabine Bolstorff-Bühler | Michael-Maria Bommer | Reinhard Borck | Waltraud and Christian Bornschier | Dr. Gabriele Borsi | Heide Bosse | Sieglinde Böttcher | Dirk Breda | Christine and Dr. Joachim Brinkmann | Reinhold Brunotte | Andreas Buchele | Dr. Melitta Büchner-Schöpf and Dr. Georg Büchner | Heike und Dr. Eckhard Budde | Renate and Reinhard Bühl | Frank Burmeister | Rosemarie and Dr. Uwe Carstens | Ali M.N. Cenani | Edward Chibas | Bärbel Claus | Sally Cook | Roberto Coselli | Hans Dieter Cramer | Doris Cramme | Timo Daus | Dr. David de Bjaouix | Hanna de Toledo | Jutta de Veer | Régine Deguelle | Heidemarie Deutz | Prof. Leland G. Dobbs | Prof. Dr. Hermann Drüe | Konsul Otto Eckart | Carsten R. Eggers | Hildegard Engel | Dr. Hubertus Erlen | Gerhard Fabiszisky | Eva Fellingerund Ingo Radünz | Andreas Fibig | Rainer Fineske | Katrin and René Fischer | Dr. Konstanze Fischer | Berthold Fode | Dr. Peter Frankenbach | Dr. Mario Friedmann | Dr. Inge Groth-Fromm and Hartmut Fromm | Eike Fuchs | Marlies and Dr. Steffen Gebauer | Dr. Helmut Geiger | Hannelore Geitel | Heidemarie and Alexander Gerber | Atle Gerhardsen | Prof. Dr. Ulrich Gleichmann | Prof. Dr. Jutta Glock and Prof. Jürgen Koch | Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gottschalk | Erina and Dieter Graalfs | Ingrid Gries | Ingrid and Reimund Grimm | Christian Großmann | Prof. Dr. Günther Groth | Bert Günzburger and Lothar Matthiak | Dr. Wolfram Haberland | Dr. Wolfgang Haedicke | Maximilian Hägen | Dr. Raimund Haje | Dr. Wilhelm Happ | Prof. Dr. Beate Harms-Ziegler | Dieta Hartmann | Thies K. Hartung | Dr. Holger Hatje | Dr. Martin Heidenhain | Anina Behm and Reinhard Heitjans | Christa Herlitz | Orchid Inge Heschbourg | Dr. Roland Hoffmann-Theinert | Helga Hönsch | Dr. Hans Günther Horn | Friedemann Martin Horst | Sylvia Horst | Jutta and Gerd Hücker | Dr. Michael Huppertz | Dr. Christiane Jaap | Dr. Jürgen Christoph Jenckel | Dr. Hans-Jürgen Jobski | Peter Jungen | Dr. Ellen Kallas | Ute and Dr. Harald Kallmeyer | Rolf Kelm | Manfred Kerber | Elke Kirschbaum-Reibe | Regina and Peter Klinkenberg | Dietrich Kloevekorn-Norgall | Prof. Dr. Helmut Knüppel | Dr. Ferdinand Kreiker | Dr. Udo Krings | Dr. Almuth G. Kröger | Dr. Pia Krone | Dr. Herbert Kubatz | Sigrid Kümmerlein | Marianne and Dr. Wolfdieter Küttner | Marianne Ladwig| Benno Laggner | Jörg Robert Lammersen | Dr. Ferdinand Langenkamp | Ingeborg and Reinhold Lauer | Ki Soo Lee | Jutta Lehmann | Brigitte and Gerd Leilich | Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Leister | Dr. Jürgen Linde | Marianne Ludes | Dr. Marlies Machens | Gabriele Maessen | Hans-Dieter Malsbender | Gustavo Antonio Marturet | Dr. Garth McBride | Dr. Jörg Meckies | Dr. Jenny Mehlitz | Oliver Melches | Gabriele Meloch | Dr. Hans-Jürgen Meyer | Anja Miegel | Prof. Dr. Klaus Milz | Gerda Mohaupt | Astrid Moix | Dr. Christina Möller and Sabine Hennig | Godelieve Montoisy | Iris Morgenstern | Erika Müller | Prof. Dr. Stefan Müller-Lissner | Michael Munte | Ingeborg Neumann | Frank Obermann | Silvia Ost| Karola Ostermann | Rüdiger Otto | Ingela Pfisterer-Peters and Dr. Gerd Peters| Dr. Herbert Pfeiffer | Prof. Dr. Jörg Pirrung | Aenne Pleitz | Dr. Hans-Dieter Pohlenz | Christel and Hermann Poschinger | Dr. Bernhard Potratz | Lothar Quirbach | Waltraud Redlbach | Gabriele Renken | Ingrid and Dr. Dieter Richter | Dr. Petra and Dr. Bernd Richter | Dr. Josef Riederer | Rüdiger Riedrich | Renate Rißmann | Dr. Jens Röder | Dr. Ursula and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rühl | Michael Schidlack| Alexander Schladitz | Regina Schlameus | Eleonore Schlegel | Gertrud Schmack | Prof. Elisabeth Schmitt-Walter | Dr. Christel Schmitz-Wirsig | Renate and Dr. Hannes Schneider | Friedrun and Klaus Schroeter | Uta Bauer-Schultze and Wilfried A. Schultze | Sigrid and Jürgen Schulz | Karl-Heinz Schütz | Renate and Dr. Wilhelm Schwettmann | Jochim Sedemund | Ronald Sedlatzek | Michael Simon | Dr. Andrea Six | Friede Springer | Dr. Eberhard Stecher | Henrik Stein | Brunhild Stelter | Dr. Ruprecht Stolz and Erhard Czemper | Gisela Streil | Rudolf Syz | Dr. Wilm Tegethoff | Elimar Tegtmeyer | Dr. Almut Tempka | Ursula Thamke | Dr. Volker Thele | Gunter Theurkauf | Ralf Thielemann | Rolf Thinius | Eckhart Hans Max Thomas | Jutta Thomaschewski | Ulrich Timm | Marylea van Daalen | Ingeborg van Delden | Karin Volhard | Ingrid and Karlheinz Voll | Dr. Charlotte von der Groeben | Ellen von Feilitzsch | Familienverband von Knobelsdorff e.V. | Dr. Adolf von Wagner | Monika von Wild | Christine Wala | Stefanie Wall | Gisela Wanke | Ute Warning | Renate Wildhagen | Cathrin Wilhelm and Ulf Rittinghaus | Dr. Gereon E. Windelen | Jürgen Wingefeld | Jörg Woltmann | Dr. Kersten Woweries and Frank Sommer | Dr. Thomas Wülfing | Sibylle Zehle-Gaul | Friederike Zender | Stephan Zimmer | (58 anonymous)  
     
    The association comprises also approximately 850 members as Friends and Young Friends .  
     
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