Friday, August 2, 2013

Introducing Theo Hoffman

Theo Hoffman (Photo by Liv Hoffman)
We originally noticed native New Yorker Theo Hoffman when someone pointed him out as a member of the 2013 Gerdine Young Artists at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Next season, the young singer will be returning to the riverfront city to cover Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and performing in Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites.

He is currently working on in his undergraduate studies at Juilliard with the great baritone Sanford Sylvan. He will be performing Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le nozze do Figaro at Julliard in November and then perform a recital in Spring 2014. We will provide readers additional information closer to the performance dates.

"Tu se' morta" from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo and Charles Ives' "Tom Sails Away"

Last season,  Hoffman made his Juilliard Opera debut as Lunardo in Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's Le donne curiose. This summer, he covered Major General Stanley in Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance and Tomeš  in Smetana's The Kiss for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

In 2013, as a  SongFest Stern Fellow, he performed John Musto’s The Brief Light at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he also performed Ravel’s famous Don Quichotte a Dulcinée with famed accompanist Martin Katz.. He appeared in recital as part of Juilliard’s Songbook series, Schubert & Co, as well as at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center, the Chautauqua Institution, the Eastman School of Music, and Juilliard Pre-College.


  1. He has such a bright future ahead of him!

  2. I went to LaGuardia High school with him we were in Senior Chorus together during his senior year. He's really talented. He sang the baritone solos in Carmina Burana, the year before I was in the chorus, and I remember being blown away by his tone. He's not much of an actor, but that he can always worked on! My only criticism of him is that he is really too much of a pompous asshole. I know people now who say the same thing about him! If he tones that down he'd be wonderful, because he really is talented, and decent looking!!!