Baritone Michael Hofmann is a performer, artist, arts administrator, and aspiring opera director based in the Hudson Valley. Notable performances include his “delightfully blustery” (Taminophile) interpretation of Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with startup opera company OperaRox Productions in August 2015, Raphael in Haydn’s Creation with the American Symphony Orchestra and Leon Botstein earlier that year, and his creation of the role of Harlan Hubbard in the premiere of Shawn Jaeger’s Payne Hollow in March 2014. His interest in opera production led him to be the assistant director for Nic Muni’s production of Higglety Pigglety Pop!/Magic Flute Redux in March 2016 with the Bard College Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program, and he made his directorial debut with The Orchestra Now's February 2017 semi-staged production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. He was a core ensemble member for three seasons of the medieval music drama, The Play of Daniel at Trinity Wall Street, produced by Gotham Early Music Scene and directed by Drew Minter. An avid choral singer, Hofmann frequently performs with several groups in New York City, including the Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, the Choir of Saint Mary the Virgin, and Canticum Scholare. A New Jersey native, Hofmann trained as a multi-instrumentalist through high school and pursued his higher education at Vassar College (B.A. in music) and the Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program (M.M. in voice). He currently works as the Audience and Member Services Coordinator at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.