Theo Hoffman's recent operatic performances include a role debut as Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, a house debut with Opernhaus Zürich in a new production of Platée, a house debut with Staatsoper Hamburg as Poeta in Il Turco in Italia, where he returns to sing Lescaut in Massenet's Manon. Key roles inlude Papageno in Die Zauberflöte which he has performed at LA Opera and Israeli Opera, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro which has taken him to Israeli Opera, New Orleans Opera, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Schaunard in La Bohème which he has sung at Seattle Opera, Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, and Atlanta Opera. Mr. Hoffman is extremely at home in contemporary music, and performed the critically acclaimed world premiere of Denis & Katya at Opera Philadelphia. He has performed several works of Philip Glass, including Satyagraha at LA Opera, Les Enfants Terribles at Opera Omaha, and The Trial at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. He has concertized with Salzburg Mozartwoche, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lille, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vocal Arts DC, Castleton Festival, Ravinia Festival, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Marlboro Music, and Bard Music Festival.
PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE
National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan
Theo Hoffman is among the most refined and dynamic classical singers of his generation. Hoffman has sung with Opernhaus Zürich, Staatsoper Hamburg, Los Angeles Opera, Atlanta Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Seattle Opera, Israeli Opera, Washington Concert Opera, Bard Music Festival, Berkshire Opera Festival, the Pacific Symphony, 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."