soprano

Biography

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.

Per­for­mances of the 2017/18 sea­son include 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, Sieglinde in Die Walküre at the Tirol­er Fest­spiele in Erl and Gutrune in Göt­ter­däm­merung in Min­den.

Recent high­lights 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.

Feb­ru­ary 2018