A graduate of The Juilliard School and recipient of the Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, Theo Hoffman’s 2022-2023 season includes his role and house debut with Staatsoper Hamburg as Prosdocimo in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia, and the title role in Pelléas et Mélisande with the National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan. He begins the season with the Moab Music Festival in a variety of concerts. Future seasons will feature his Opernhaus Zürich debut, as Momus in Platée.
The 2021-22 season included a number of exciting company debuts for the baritone. He appeared 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 made his Seattle Opera debut as Schaunard in La bohème, his debut with Berkshire Opera Festival as Charlie in Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers, and performed Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin at Castleton with pianist Bradley Moore. Hoffman also appeared as Frédéric in Delibes’ Lakmé with Washington Concert Opera, with the Pacific Symphony for Handel’s Messiah, and as Pierrot in Ethel Smyth’s Fête Galante with the Bard Music Festival.
The Manhattan-born baritone trained at Los Angeles Opera as a Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist. Mr. Hoffman completed his Bachelor of Music at The Juilliard School. He was a Grand Finalist in the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a 2015 third prize-winner in the Gerda Lissner Foundation’s International Vocal Competition, as well as the recipient of a Richard Gaddes Career Grant from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.