Tanja Hofmann was born in Bamberg, graduating in 1997 from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Graz with a degree in stage and costume design. Even while she was still a student she was already working as an assistant at the Bayreuth Festival and creating her own designs for several other theatres. On graduating she worked as an assistant at the Berliner Ensemble and at the Bavarian State Opera. She has been a freelance artist since 2003, designing costumes and sets for the spoken theatre and for music theatre productions. Engagements have taken her to theatres in Berlin, Bielefeld, Bolzano, Stuttgart, Saarbrücken, Ingolstadt, Kaiserslautern, Munich, Nuremberg, Kassel, Chemnitz and Würzburg as well as the Gran Teatro in Havana. For the director Andreas Kriegenburg she has designed the costumes for Tosca at the Frankfurt Opera, for Rigoletto at the New National Theatre in Tokyo and for Don Giovanni at the Dresden State Opera.
Current as of July 2017