Sorin Coliban

Sorin Coliban


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2018Wagner R.: Das RheingoldFafner
2018Rossini: Il Barbiere Di SivigliaDon Basilio
2018Puccini: Madama ButterflyLo zio bonzo
2018Verdi: AidaRamfis
2018Mozart: Le Nozze Di FigaroBartolo
2018Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Nazarene
2018Puccini: ToscaCesare Angelotti
2018Saint-saëns: Samson Et DalilaAbimelech
2018Bizet: CarmenZuniga
2018Puccini: La BohèmeColline
2018Verdi: RigolettoIl Conte di Monterone
2018Weber: Der FreischützEin Eremit
2018Verdi: Un Ballo In MascheraBass-Baritone
2017Wagner R.: SiegfriedFafner
2017Strauss R.: SalomeSecond Soldier
2017Borodin: Prince IgorKonchak
2017Verdi: RequiemBass
2017Verdi: RigolettoSparafucile
2016Donizetti: Don PasqualeDon Pasquale
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSarastro
2016Tchaikovsky: The Queen Of Spades (pique Dame Or Pikovaya Dama)Surin
2016Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth Of The Mtsensk DistrictPolice Inspector
2015Verdi: Don CarloPhilippe Ii
2015Rossini: La CenerentolaAlidoro
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2013Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrince Gremin
2012Wagner R.: TannhäuserHermann Landgraf von Thüringen
2012Donizetti: Lucia Di LammermoorRaimondo Bidebent
2010Verdi: AidaRamfis
2009D'albert: TieflandTommaso
2009Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSprecher
2008Puccini: TurandotTimur
2007Mozart: Cosi Fan TutteGuglielmo
2007Mahler: Symphony No. 8, E-flat Major (symphony Of a Thousand)Bass
2007Weber: Der FreischützEin Eremit
2006Verdi: Don CarloLe Grand Inquisiteur
2006Verdi: Il TrovatoreFerrando
2004Wagner: Der Fliegende HolländerDer Holländer
2003Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2001Gounod: Roméo Et JulietteCapulet
2001Verdi: Simon BoccanegraJacopo Fiesco
2001Rossini: Il Viaggio a ReimsLord Sidney
2000Rossini: La CenerentolaAlidoro
1999Rossini: La CenerentolaDon Magnifico
1999Bizet: CarmenZuniga
1999Mozart: Don GiovanniMasetto
1998Rossini: La CenerentolaAlidoro
1996Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni


Sorin Coliban graduated the Music Academy in Bucharest .

His international career starts in Athens Megaron 1996 with the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni as the first price of the singing competition "The quest for Don Giovanni" and in the staging of the Italian bass Ruggero Raimondi. *It continues immediately after, in London, with: Alvaro in "Alzira " by G.Verdi at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1996.Will return there in the seasons to come with roles like Colline,"La Boheme" by G.Puccini; Charles V in "Don Carlos" by G.Verdi, Covent Garden's tour in Edinburgh Festival ; Capulet in "Romeo et Juliette" by Ch.Gounod, 2000 with Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna *Meanwhile, his career continues in Paris Opera houses Bastille, Garnier and Chatelet with: Alidoro from "La Cenerentola" by G.Rossini, Colline in "La Boheme", Capellio from "I Montecchi e I Capuletti" by G.Bellini and more modern repertoire: Wagner, Gravis & Zeremonienmeister in "Doktor Faust" By F. Busoni (Theatre du Chatelet). *Acclaimed performances between 1997 and 2004with: Raimondo in "Lucia di Lamermoor" by G.Donizetti and Bartolo from "Le Nozze di Fgaro" in War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco; Alidoro in "La Cenerentola" conducted by famous Alberto Zedda and Judas & Bass in staged "Matthäus Passion" by J.S.Bach in Tel Aviv, New Israeli Opera; Filippo II-"Don Carlos" by G.Verdi in Klagenfurt-Austria; Fiesco-"Simon Boccanegra" in St.Gallen, Switzerland; Lord Sidney-"Il Viaggio a Reims" Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro-Italy 2001 and Bass roles in the"Il mondo delle Farse" productions at the Rossini Opera Festival in Teatro Rossini,Pesaro-Italy 2002 ;Colline-Santiago de Chile ; Escamillo in "Carmen" by G.Bizet at Gars am Kamp-openair festival-Austria ; Don Magnifico-"La Cenerentola" in Bergen-Norway ;Zuniga from "Carmen" in Monte-Carlo ; Don Giovanni from "Don Giovanni" and Ferrando from "il Trovatore" by Verdi in National Opera Bucharest ; Holländerrole in "Der Fliegende Holländer" by R.Wagner 2003 in Luzern Theater's co production with Luzern Festival-Switzerland and many others. *Opera in concert:Banco from "Macbeth" and Fiesco from "Simon Boccangra" by G.Verdi performed in premiere in Radio Concerthall Bucharest 2002-2003 ; Alvarofrom"Alzira " by G.Verdi in Royal Opera House CoventGarden ,London 1996 ; Procida-"Les Vespres Siciliens" by G.Verdi at Queen Elisabeth Hall-London ; Bernardino in "Benvenuto Cellini" by H.Berlioz conductor Valeri Gergiev and with Anna Netrebko in Amsterdam Concertgebouw; Il Fratefrom "Don Carlos" in Royal Albert Hall ,London 1996 Masetto from "Don Giovanni" by Mozart in Israel tour of Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Antonio Pappano ,1999 *Other important roles in the years 2003 and 2004 were: Mose in "Mose" by G.Rossini, Sarastro-"Die Zauberflöte" by W.A.Mozart, Macbeth in "Macbeth"-contemporary opera by Salvatore Sciarrino all in Luzern Opera-Switzerland. *In 2006 he made his debut, replacing at short term an ailing colleague, in Germany, as Le Grand Inquisiteur in "Don Carlos" by Verdi at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf. Also appeared for the first time in Staatsoper -München as Capulet in "Romeo et Juliette" by Gounod and made his debut in Spain as Commendatore in "Don Giovanni" at "Mozart Festival - La Coruna" staged by the famous director Giancarlo del Monaco, made his debut in Staatsoper –München , München Opera Festival as Capulet in "Romeo et Juliette" by Gounod, July 2005,also sung Le Grand Iquisiteur from "Don Carlos" in Staatsoper Vienna 2006 und Theater Basel 2007. *Projects and new achievements:Fix contract for 8 years since 2004 with Volksoper and Staatsoper Vienna with roles from Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, Der Koenig Kandaules, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Konrad Nachtigall), Der Evangelimann (Der Justiziär, April 2006), Die Zauberflöte , Timur in "Turandot",Tommaso in "Tiefland" by E.D´Albert .Recent debuts at Staatsoper where : Fasolt (Das Rheingold) , Melitone (La forza del destino),Basilio ( Il barbiere di Seviglia) and Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro).
In 2007 sung for the fist time Pater Profundus in Mahlers 8 Symphony in Dresden and Bucharest ans also Sarastro from "Die Zauberflöte" at the Mozart Festival La Coruna , Spain .The debut at the Bregenz Festival in 2009 was as Ramfis in "Aida" and as Archbishop in " Krol Roger" by Schimanowsky and returned there in 2011 too.In 2009 Coliban started to work in the ensemble of soloist of Vienna State Opera and sung there important roles like Landgraf in "Tannhäuser", Sarastro in " The Magic Flute",Raimondo in "Lucia", Basilio in " Barbiere" , Colline " La Boheme" , Filippo in "Don Carlo" , Alidoro in " La Cenerentola ", Fafner and Fasolt in Wagner´s  Ring etc 
* In the year 2013 Sorin Coliban achieves one of his longtime dreams and debutes in the Bayreuth Wagner Festival as Fafner in the new Bicentennial production of the Ring Cicle under the baton of Maestro Kirill Petrenko and the staging of Frank Castorf.  He returned there also in 2014. Sorin Coliban is the second Romanian male opera singer to sing in the famous Bayreuth Festival, the first one(Baritone Dimitrie Popovici) sung there  in the 19th century.
*In the  years after Bayreuth he debuted in Berlin as Peneios in " Daphne " by R. Strauss in the Berliner philharmonie under Maestro Marek Janowski.
Under the Maestro Alexander Vedernikov sung Fafner in " Siegfried " in Odense Denmark  and returned in Romania , Bucharest and Craiova for   Don Pasquale , Don Giovanni (Title role) an the 8th Simphony of Mahler 2015 and 2016.

In the years 2016-2018 Coliban made his long awaited debut with Sparafucile in the St. Margareten festival in Austria and debuted numerous new roles in Vienna at the State Opera and at the Volskoper like Kontchak in the New Production of "the Prince Igor " by A. Borodin or Abimelech in a New Production of Samson et Dalila staring Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner R.: Das Rheingold Fasolt Immediately Wiener Staatsoper 2019
Wagner R.: Das Rheingold Fafner Immediately Wiener Staatsoper 2018
Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Don Basilio Immediately Wiener Staatsoper 2018
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Lo zio bonzo Immediately Wiener Staatsoper 2018
Verdi: Aida Ramfis Immediately Wiener Staatsoper 2018


Finalist concours de chant de toulouse
the great price of M.Jora competition Bucharest
The quest for don giovanni , athens - megaron