BARITONE

Theo

Hoffman

 "Hoffman’s strong, warm voice filled the space...This was a performance so visceral, so equally raw and refined, it felt completely fresh."

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Season Highlights

In the 2021-22 season, Theo Hoffman returns from the COVID-19 hiatus with a season of exciting company debuts. He appears with the Israeli Opera as Papageno in Barrie Kosky's Die Zauberflöte, and later in the season as Count Almaviva in a new David Pountney production of Le nozze di Figaro. Additionally, he makes his postponed Seattle Opera debut as Schaunard in La Bohème, and his debut with Berkshire Opera Festival as Charlie in Jake Heggie's Three Decembers. Hoffman also appears as Frédéric in Delibes' Lakmé with Washington Concert Opera, and as Pierrot in Ethel Smyth's Fête Galante with the Bard Music Festival.

LA BOHÈME

Seattle Opera

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DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

The Israeli Opera

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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

The Israeli Opera

Bio

Theo Hoffman is among the most refined and dynamic classical singers of his generation. Hoffman debuts this season with Seattle Opera, Israeli Opera, Washington Concert Opera, Bard Music Festival, Berkshire Opera Festival, and the Pacific Symphony. He has been seen previously at Los Angeles Opera, Atlanta Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Des Moines Metro Opera.

 

Mr. Hoffman has concertized with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Wiener Akademie and Il Giardino Armonico at the Salzburg Mozartwoche, Marlboro Music, Orchestre National de Lille, Grand Teton Music Festival, Portland Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Music Northwest. He has appeared in recital at some of the world’s leading venues, including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.

 

Mr. Hoffman is the recipient of the 2018 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the  Richard Tucker Music Foundation, as well as awards from the Sullivan Foundation, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, and The Kurt Weill Foundation. Hoffman was a Grand Finalist in the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Hoffman is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

"The production’s fire came from its Josef K., Theo Hoffman... his performance ought to serve as a letter of introduction to opera houses around the world. Streams of silver poured from his mouth; he was the bright moonlight in the cool, creepy, cirrusy sky of Glass’s score."

"As Josef K., Theo Hoffman appears and sings in every scene, displaying remarkable endurance and a gorgeous, wide-ranging baritone."

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

News

Mr. Hoffman has been named a 2018 Sara Tucker Study Grant recipient. The Richard Tucker Music Foundation provides these grants to singers, selected through a vocal competition, who are recently out of the university or conservatory and considered to be at the beginning of promising careers.

Mr. Hoffman was recently featured in  Opera News prior to his acclaimed performance as Josef K. in the American premiere of Philip Glass' The Trial at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. "His sad-eyed, silent double-takes and sharply timed gestures marked Hoffman as the rare singer who feels his music with his entire body."

ARTISTIC AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Hoffman serves as a creative contributor to the following organizations.