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Grace Hoffman (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: January 14, 1921 - Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: July 26, 2008 - Stuttgart, Germany

The American mezzo-soprano, Grace (actually, Goldie) Hoffman [Hoffmann], was educated at Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Then she studied voice with Schorr in New York and Basiola in Milan.

After appearances in the USA, Grace Hoffman sang in Florence and Zürich. In 1955 she became a member of the Württemberg State Theater in Stuttgart. In March 1958 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in New York as Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde. She made many appearances at La Scala in Milan, Covent Garden in London, Bayreuth, and the Vienna State Opera.

In 1978 Grace Hoffman became professor of voice at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart. She was noted for her performances of the music of Wagner and Verdi, particularly for her roles of Brangäne, Kundry, and Eboli. She also sang widely in concerts.



Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); Photos by courtesy of Marcelo Galvao
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2001, January 2006); Manfred Krugmann (Dates, May 2011; Photos 04-11, July 2011)

Grace Hoffman: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works under her name

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Walter Goehr

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BWV 232

Karl Richter

Alto

BWV 244 [2nd]

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Grace Hoffman (Mild und Leise) [German]

 

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