The Staatstheater Nürnberg would like to thank the circa 1,700 members of its six support organisations for their decades of support and solidarity.
The assistance provided, both material and non-material, helps the Staatstheater as it goes about mounting ambitious productions that would not be feasible if it were solely reliant on the basic budget. It also enables us to continue to grow artistically and to keep expanding our appeal beyond the Nuremberg metropolitan region and also internationally.
The work of our support associations is based largely on their altruistic approach to giving and an enduring enthusiasm for the arts.
Read on for more information. And sign up as a member of one of our support organisations!
What began as a ladies’ musical tea party in 1988, modelled on American charity events, has evolved into the Damenclub, a society dedicated to raising additional financial resources for the Nuremberg Opera. Members can actively participate in events such as the ladies’ tea party and the benefit gala. Members work in unpaid capacities and contribute philanthropically through the financial assistance they provide to the Staatstheater Nürnberg.
Become a member and/or support the Staatstheater with a “minute donation”. Based on calculated operating costs amounting to approx. €65 per minute, donors can pay the expenses of the Staatstheater on a minute-by-minute basis.
Kontoinhaber/Account holder: Damenclub zur Förderung der Oper Nürnberg
IBAN: DE60 7605 0101 0001 0780 79
The following board members are available as contact persons of the Damenclub zur Förderung der Oper Nürnberg:
Frau Angela Novotny
Frau Margit Schulz-Ruffertshöfer
Frau Christa Lehnert
We are a group of over 800 lovers of opera and musical theatre who all cherish the ambience of the Opernhaus Nürnberg, its artistic excellence and the diversity of its programme.
PROMOTION OF ART
We award grants to young, up-and-coming artists and provide financial support for selected projects and productions.
BEHIND THE SCENES
We organise group visits to sit in on rehearsals and hold meetings with artists and senior figures in the Staatstheater management.
We organise lively get-togethers with fellow music lovers and friends old and new, for example to accompany membership recruitment drives.
Get involved with our work to support the Staatstheater Nürnberg and sign up as a member of the Freunde der Staatsoper Nürnberg e. V.
We look forward to meeting you!
Ulli Kraft, Präsident
Annemarie Wiehler, CEO
Tel: 0911-66069 4644
OPERA VIVA, a not-for-profit association founded in 2013, aims to foster international collaborations and co-productions involving the Staatstheater, not least as a way of nourishing the European dialogue on the subject of art, aesthetics and also values. OPERA VIVA supports special opera projects that are not covered by the budget, thereby enabling the Staatstheater to build on its artistic excellence and expand its international reputation.
OPERA VIVA supports great new productions such as “Les Troyens” and international collaborations like “The Return of Odysseus”, a joint cooperation with the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and the 2018 international “Meistersinger von Nürnberg” singing competition.
Join us in supporting opera at the Staatstheater Nürnberg by signing up as a member of the OPERA VIVA patronage organisation. Please contact:
Board: Angela Novotny, Ursula Flechtner, Ingrid Hildebrandt
Honorary Chairman: Peter Prinz zu Hohenlohe
The Freunde der STAATSPHILHARMONIE Nürnberg e. V. are more than just a support association! For over two decades, initially as the PHILHARMONIE Nürnberg e.V., they have been bolstering the concert activities of the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg and underwriting the successful series of chamber-music events held in the Staatstheater’s Gluck Hall.
Together with our new General Music Director Joanna Mallwitz we have set ourself the task of cultivating a special profile for the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg and expanding and enriching the concert landscape in our city of Nuremberg. We have attracted a raft of renowned soloists such as Brigitte Fassbaender and the SWR BigBand, among others. Our association also supported the Staatsphilharmonie’s tour to Cracow in May 2018 and has been helping to create the institution’s own corporate video.
Staatsphilharmonie publicity video
Like to support the concerts given by the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg? Then we look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Freunde der STAATSPHILHARMONIE Nürnberg e. V.!
Freunde der STAATSPHILHARMONIE Nürnberg e. V.
Our bank details:
IBAN: DE 72 7604 00 61 0536 3833 00
A common love of dance is what motivates us to support, in material and non-material ways, the success story that is the ballet of the Staatstheater Nürnberg, led by Goyo Montero.
As lovers of ballet, we have been observing with admiration and pride how the Ballet has evolved over time. The Ballet has developed from a locally feted troupe to the internationally renowned company that it is today. Our chief objective is to help sustain this momentum.
Our membership fees, voluntary donations and the proceeds from our international biennial ballet gala all go towards supporting ballet productions, for which funding is sorely needed due to budget shortfalls.
If you share our love of dance and would like to bolster the ongoing success story of the Staatstheater Ballet, then become a friend by signing up as a member of the Ballettfreunde Staatstheater Nürnberg e. V.
Download membership form
“Ballettfreunde Staatstheater Nürnberg e. V.”
Michael Schöpe, Chairman
Volksbank Raiffeisenbank Nürnberg
DE70 7606 0618 0000 3338 40
Acting needs audiences. And actors need committed friends and supporters from the audience, who are prepared to contribute financially and non-materially to their theatre work.
The Förderverein Schauspiel Nürnberg e. V. is very close to the seat of Nuremberg drama and the makers of theatre themselves. The association steps up with funding, for instance, to cover investments and additional production costs that were not factored into the budget.
Every two years the association presents the Nuremberg Prize for Theatre in recognition of outstanding achievement at Nuremberg’s Schauspielhaus.
Interested in getting a first-hand glimpse of theatre in the making? Welcome to the drama support organisation of the Staatstheater Nürnberg! We look forward to meeting you.
Because acting needs friends – and you can never have enough friends.
1. Chairman: Manfred Schmid
Deputy Chairs: Isabelle Schober und Christa Rennette-Arens
IBAN: DE72 7608 0040 0125 0206 00