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Theo Hoffman

(c) Wolf-Dieter Grabner

Theo HOFFMAN   -   Baritone

Barytone Theo Hoffman graduated from the Juilliard School in New York. He was a member of the Studio at the Los Angeles Opera and took part in the Aix-en-Provence Academy.


On stage, he sang such roles as the Conte Almaviva from Le Nozze di Figaro (Saint Louis, Israeli Opera, New Orleans, Sacramento), Papageno from Die Zauberflöte (Saint Louis, Los Angeles, Tel-Aviv), Schaunard from La Bohème (Atlanta, Seattle, Sacramento), Prosdocimo from Il Turco in Italia (Hamburg).


His excellent French diction enabled him to take on such roles as Pelléas from Pelléas et Mélisande (Taiwan), Frédéric from Lakmé (Washington), Escamillo from Carmen (Atlanta) and he took part in Dialogues des Carmélites (Saint Louis, Portland) and Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Poulenc (Juilliard School). 


In the modern and contemporary repertoire, he sang in several operas by Philip Glass: Mr. Kallenbach from Satyagraha (Los Angeles), Paul from Les Enfants Terribles (Omaha), Josef K. from The Trial (Saint Louis) and understudied the part of Horemhab from Akhnaten (Los Angeles). He sang Der Kaiser Overall from Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann, Maximilian from Candide by Bernstein (Los Angeles, Israel) and took part in works by Philip Venables, Jake Heggie and Jonathan Dove.

He sang under the baton of such conductors as James Colon, Giacomo Sagripanti, Emmanuelle Haïm, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Jun Märkl and with such stage directors as David Poutney, Barrie Kosky, Christoph Loy, Jetske Mijnssen, Francesca Zambello…


He regularly appears in concerts, including at the Carnegie Hall in New York (Beethoven's Chorfantasie), at the Kennedy Center, at the Salzburg Mozartwoche… He performs in many recitals and releases his debut album on the NYFOS label.


During season 2023-2024, he takes over the Conte Almaviva from Le Nozze di Figaro in New Orleans, he sings Momus from Platée by Rameau for his debut in Zürich and returns to Hamburg to sing Lescaut from Manon by Massenet.

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