Constance Hoffman

Costume designer Constance Hoffman made her San Francisco Opera debut with her designs for the 1997 production of Rigoletto. Her work has been seen at the Glyndebourne Festival (L’Incoronazione di Poppea); the Royal Opera, Covent Garden (Der Fliegende Holländer), Paris Opera (Tannhäuser), Tel Aviv’s New Israeli Opera (Salome, La Traviata), Munich’s Bavarian State Opera (Pique Dame), the Santa Fe Opera (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Houston Grand Opera (Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, Salsipuedes), Los Angeles Opera (Grendel, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, Ariadne auf Naxos), New York City Opera (Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La Fanciulla del West), and Glimmerglass Opera (Orfeo ed Euridice, L’etoile), among others. Having designed for numerous theater productions, she earned a Tony nomination and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her designs for The Green Bird and was honored with the Theatre Development Fund’s Irene Sharaff Young Masters Award. Hoffman is an associate arts professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Engagements in the 2012–13 season include The Aspern Papers with the Dallas Opera and Die Fledermaus with Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company.