In the 2019-20 season, baritone Theo Hoffman returns to Los Angeles Opera in his first professional performances of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, marking his eighth production with the company. He debuts with Opera Philadelphia in the O19 Festival as Denis in the world premiere of Denis & Katya by Philip Venables, and debuts at Seattle Opera as Schaunard in La Bohème. On the concert stage, he returns to New York Festival of Song and debuts with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Apollo's Fire.
Theo Hoffman is among the most refined and dynamic classical singers of his generation. Hoffman debuts this season with Seattle Opera and Opera Philadelphia, and 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
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."