Constance Hoffman

Constance Hoffman(Oakland, California)

2019–20 Season: Costume Designer, The Marriage of Figaro

Constance Hoffman’s past work with San Francisco Opera includes productions of Rigoletto and The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. She designs costumes for opera, dance and theatre internationally. Her credits include collaborations with theatre artists Mark Lamos, Julie Taymor, Eliot Feld and Mikhail Baryshnikov; opera directors Robert Carsen, David Alden, Christopher Alden, Keith Warner; and entertainer Bette Midler. For her Broadway debut, she earned a Tony Award nomination and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her designs for The Green Bird, directed by Julie Taymor.

Hoffman’s collaborations in opera have taken her to Glyndebourne Festival, Opéra National de Paris, Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Munich’s Bavarian State Opera and Tokyo Opera Nomori, among others. In the United States, she has designed costumes for the Santa Fe Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Minnesota Opera, Portland Opera, the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the Lincoln Center Festival; she has had a long association with the Glimmerglass Festival. At New York City Opera, Hoffman’s designs for the critically acclaimed Paul Bunyan, Tosca, and Lizzie Borden have been televised in the Live from Lincoln Center Broadcasts.

Hoffman was also honored with the TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award and invitations to exhibit her work in the Prague Quadrennial.

She is an Associate Arts Professor in the Department of Design for Stage and Film at the Tisch School of the Arts and holds an MFA as an alumna of that program.