“Vocally towering” (Opera Today), baritone Theo Hoffman is a rising star, capturing the hearts of fans across the nation and globe. Previously scheduled to make his McCaw Hall debut in our 2020 production of La bohème, he will now make his Seattle Opera debut in our Songs of Summer series.
His program None To Watch Us: Songs of Connection and Longing balances works by Samuel Barber, Tchaikovsky, and Fauré with selections by Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Recognized for his nuance and range, Theo is the recent winner of the Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation.
The partner organization for this recital is the Japanese American Citizens League—Seattle Chapter (Seattle JACL). Celebrating 100 years in 2021, Seattle JACL fearlessly tackles difficult and often controversial issues surrounding the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans, and other civil rights abuses. Recent priorities for the chapter include supporting the movement for Black lives and working to end for-profit prisons and detention centers.
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