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.
Recent highlights have led her to the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen as Frau in Schönberg’s Erwartung and Senta in Der fliegende Holländer, to the Wiener Festwochen as Kundry in the world premiere of Mondparsifal Alpha 1-8 by Lang/Wagner, with Schönberg’s Erwartung to the Berliner Philharmonie, the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, and Bern, to the Aalto- -Musiktheater Essen and to Theater Bonn as Senta, to Minden for her debut as Sieglinde in Die Walküre, to Essen as The Foreign Princess in Dvořák’s 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 Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Performances of the 2017/18 season included Kundry in Mondparsifal Beta 9-23 by Lang/Wagner at the Berliner Festspiele, the title role of Jenö Hubay’s Anna Karenina at the Konzert Theater Bern, as well as Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder at Casa da Música in Porto.
This season she debuts at the Teather Hagen as Isolde in Tristan und Isolde, at Stadttheater Minden she performs the Wagnerian roles: Sieglinde in Die Walküre and Gutrune in Götterdämmerung. In Teatro Comunale di Bologna she will present the part of Leonora in Beethoven’s Fidelio, she also prepares the title part in R. Strauss’ Salome and Maria in Berg’s Wozzeck.
The Polish-Austrian soprano was born in Warsaw and completed her formal vocal training in Vienna. She began her career as a mezzo-soprano and sang her first soprano role, Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, at the Klosterneuburg Festival in 2011. This was followed by her first Kundry in Parsifal in Tallinn, Erwartung and Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero at the Opéra de Lyon, as Portia in André Tchaikovsky’s The Merchant of Venice at the Bregenzer Festspiele as well as her role debuts as Senta in Der fliegende Holländer, and Carlotta in Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten in Lyon.