Acclaimed as an “intense, con­cen­trat­ed artist” (Opera News) with a voice of “dark beau­ty and lus­trous tone” (Birm­ing­ham Post), Mag­dale­na Anna Hof­mann has been cel­e­brat­ed at many of the world’s most impor­tant opera hous­es, fes­ti­vals and con­cert halls. Her reper­toire spans some of the great hero­ines of the Ger­man and Slav­ic reper­toire as well as Mozart roles, operetta and mod­ern music.

In the 2023/24 sea­son, Mag­dale­na Anna Hof­mann takes part in the Sea­son Inau­gu­ra­tion Gala of the Sem­per­op­er Dres­den, where she also appears as Giuli­et­ta in Les Con­tes d’Hoff­mann. At the Staat­sthe­ater Saar­brück­en, she makes her role debut as Gior­get­ta in a new pro­duc­tion of Il tabar­ro and returns to the role of Brünnhilde in Die Walküre. Oth­er engage­ments include the For­eign Princess in Rusal­ka at the Ópera de Tener­ife, a new stag­ing of the Schön­berg evening Fre­itag, der 13. at the The­ater an der Wien, Das Buch der hän­gen­den Gärten at the
Fest­spiel­haus Bre­genz and the Opera Meets Nature Gala at the Staat­sthe­ater Wies­baden led by Plá­ci­do Domingo.

Mag­dale­na Anna Hof­mann made her role debut as Marschallin in Der Rosenkava­lier at the Lan­desthe­ater Salzburg in the 2022/2023 sea­son. She also returned to the Sem­per­op­er Dres­den as The For­eign Princess in a new pro­duc­tion of Rusal­ka and sang Isol­de in Tris­tan und Isol­de at the Staat­sthe­ater Wiesbaden.

In the 2021/2022 sea­son, the sopra­no made her house debuts at the Sem­per­op­er Dres­den as Sarai in the world pre­miere of Torsten Rasch’s Die andere Frau and at the Oper Köln as Brünnhilde in an abridged ver­sion of Göt­ter­däm­merung. She also made her role debut as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre in a new stag­ing at the Stadtthe­ater Kla­gen­furt and reprised her por­tray­al of Isol­de in Jochen Bigan­zoli’s stag­ing of Tris­tan und Isol­de at the Halle Opera, where she also sang Zem­lin­sky’s Lyrische Sym­phonie. In Hei­del­berg, she returned to the role of The For­eign Princess in a new pro­duc­tion of Rusal­ka.

Recent per­for­mances include her house debut at the Staat­sop­er Han­nover as Isol­de, her dou­ble debut as Leonore in Fide­lio at the Teatro Comu­nale of Bologna, a role she also per­formed in a new pro­duc­tion in Hei­del­berg; Sieglinde in Die Walküre and Gutrune in Göt­ter­däm­merung in Min­den, Sieglinde with the Cra­cow Phil­har­mon­ics, her acclaimed role debut as Isol­de in a new pro­duc­tion in Hagen (“A sen­sa­tion­al dis­cov­ery in the Wag­n­er reper­toire”, West­falen­post), Sieglinde in Tian­jin, Gutrune, Mendelssohn’s Lobge­sang with the War­saw Phil­har­mon­ics, Kundry in Mond­par­si­fal Beta 9–23 at the Berlin­er Fest­spiele, the title role of Jenö Hubay’s Anna Karen­i­na in a new pro­duc­tion at the Bern Opera House, Schön­berg’s Gur­re­lieder at the Casa da Músi­ca in Por­to, Kurt Weil­l’s Sil­bersee-Gesänge with the War­saw Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra and Sieglinde at the Tirol­er Fest­spiele in Erl.

Oth­er high­lights of the past few years have led her to the Roy­al Dan­ish Opera in Copen­hagen as Frau in Schön­berg’s Erwartung and as Sen­ta in Der fliegende Hol­länder, to the Wiener Fest­wochen as Kundry in the world pre­miere of Mond­par­si­fal alpha 1–8 (B. Lang / R. Wag­n­er), to the Berlin­er Phil­har­monie, the Birm­ing­ham Sym­pho­ny Hall and to Bern with Erwartung, to the Aal­to-The­ater of Essen and to Bonn as Sen­ta, to Min­den for her role debut as Sieglinde in Die Walküre, to the Aal­to-The­ater as The For­eign Princess in Rusal­ka, to the Cesis Con­cert Hall in Latvia for her first Elsa in Lohen­grin and to the Casa da Músi­ca in Por­to for Wag­n­er’s Wesendon­ck-Lieder and Isol­des Liebestod.

Mag­dale­na Anna Hof­mann was born in War­saw and com­plet­ed her for­mal vocal train­ing in Vien­na. She began her career as a mez­zo-sopra­no, appear­ing at opera hous­es and fes­ti­vals such as the Teatro alla Scala, the The­ater an der Wien and the Bre­genz Festival.

In 2011 she sang her first sopra­no role, Con­tes­sa in Le nozze di Figaro at the Klosterneuburg Fes­ti­val, fol­lowed by her first and high­ly acclaimed Kundry in a new pro­duc­tion of Par­si­fal at the Rahvu­soop­er, Tallinn. Per­for­mances since then have includ­ed sev­er­al impor­tant debuts such as Erwartung and Dal­lapic­co­la’s Il pri­gion­iero at the Opéra of Lyon, Por­tia in André Tchaikovsky’s The Mer­chant Of Venice at the Bre­genz Fes­ti­val and con­certs in Osa­ka, Por­to, Stuttgart as well as at the Bad Urach Fes­ti­val. In Octo­ber 2014 she scored an excep­tion­al suc­cess in her role debut as Sen­ta in Der fliegende Hol­län­der in Lyon, where she returned the fol­low­ing year as Car­lot­ta in a new pro­duc­tion of Schrek­er’s Die Geze­ich­neten.

Mag­dale­na Anna Hof­mann has worked with con­duc­tors such as Daniel Hard­ing, Kir­ill Petrenko, Daniele Gat­ti, Bertrand de Bil­ly, Michael Boder, Kazushi Ono, Hart­mut Keil, Lothar Königs, Ric­car­do Friz­za, Gae­tano d’Espinosa, Bern­hard Kon­tarsky, Patrick Sum­mers, Ale­jo Perez, Tomáš Netopil as well as Vladimir Fedoseyev and stage direc­tors such as Kei­th Warn­er, Àlex Olle (La Fura dels Baus), Nico­la Raab, Peter Stein, Frank Cas­torf, Stéphane Braun­schweig, Valenti­na Car­ras­co, John Full­james, William Fried­kin, Gerd Heinz, Daniel Slater, Lotte de Beer, David Bösch and Wal­ter Sutcliffe.

Sep­tem­ber 2023