A recent recipient of the Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, Theo Hoffman is quickly becoming a sought-after talent. 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 premier 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.
Mr. Hoffman was seen at LA Opera as Mr. Kallenbach in Satyagraha, Opera Omaha as Paul in Les Enfants Terribles, and Count Almaviva in Le Nozze Di Figaro at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. He performed Colas/Buff in Bastien und Bastienne / Der Schauspieldirektor at the 2019 Salzburg Mozartwoche, where he was also seen in concert with Il Giardino Armonico. He performed Josef K. in the American Premiere of The Trial by Philip Glass at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in 2017 to critical acclaim. Mr. Hoffman was presented in recital at The Kennedy Center in the 2017-18 season by Vocal Arts DC as the Gerald Perman Emerging Artist. The Manhattan-born baritone trained at LA Opera as a Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist. While a young artist, he performed Maximilian in Francesca Zambello's acclaimed production of Candide under the baton of James Conlon, as well as Le Dancaïre in Carmen. He debuted with the company in 2016 as Il medico in Macbeth opposite Placido Domingo, and performed Second Nazarene in Salome, Hermann in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, First Editor in Wonderful Town, and covered Horemhab in Akhnaten. Mr. Hoffman joined forces with composer/conductor Matthew Aucoin in a series of after-hours concerts at LA Opera entitled The Song: From Schubert to Springsteen as well as a chamber concert in conjunction with The Colburn School.