Sorin Coliban, bass

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Biography

Sorin Coliban enjoys a career on the world’s most prestigious opera stages and regularly collaborates with the art-forms greatest names. He is a member of the soloist ensemble at the Vienna State Opera and is a regular visitor to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Paris Opera.

Sorin was born in Bucharest and was a student at the city’s Academy of Music. After graduation he studied for six years with Georgeta Balan and perfected his Rossini technique in the Accademia Rossiniana in Pesaro. From 2004-9 he was a member of the ensemble at the Vienna Volksoper where his roles included the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Zuniga (Carmen), Dr Bartolo (The Marriage of Figaro), Konrad Nachtigall (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg), Timur (Turandot), Hermit (Der Freischütz) and Don Basilio (The Barber of Sevillle).

Since his debut in 1996 Sorin has worked at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Monte Carlo Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, the Israeli Opera, the Rossini Festival Pesaro, the Opéra de Lausanne and the Linz Opera. In concert he has appeared at the Megaron in Athens, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at international festivals in Bergen, Lucerne, Tokyo, Lyon, Basel and Jerusalem.

Among Sorin’s most significant roles are Don Magnifico and Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Filippo II (Don Carlo), Procida (Les vêpres siciliennes), Lord Sidney (Il viaggio a Reims), Colline (La bohème), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Dutchman (The Flying Dutchman). At the Vienna State Opera, in addition to many of those roles, Sorin has sung Monterone (Rigoletto), Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlos), Don Basilio (The Barber of Seville), Count Capulet (Roméo et Juliette), Fra Melitone (La forza del destino), Fasolt (Das Rheingold) Hermann (Tannhäuser), Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov (From the House of the Dead) and Sarastro (The Magic Flute).

Sorin has appeared at the Bregenz Festival as Ramfis (Aida) and the Archbishop (King Roger). He made his Bayreuth Festival debut in 2013 as Fafner in both Das Rheingold and Siegfried. Together with Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna and Ruggero Raimondi, he participated in EMI’s film production of Puccini’s Tosca.

Sorin is also an experienced lieder and oratorios singer. His repertoire includes Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No 9, Mahler’s Symphony No 8 (Pater Profundis), Bach’s Passions and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. In 2012 he made his recital debut at the Vienna Musikverein with the pianist Kathleen Kelly.

Sorin has performed under conductors including Franz Welser-Möst, Bernard Haitink, Antonio Pappano, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Pinchas Steinberg, Sir Mark Elder, Richard Bonynge, Valery Gergiev, Seiji Ozawa, Bertrand de Billy, Louis Langrée, Kirill Petrenko, James Conlon and Daniele Gatti. He has worked with stage directors such as Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Jérôme Savary, Christine Mielitz, Renaud Doucet, Alfredo Arias, Robert Carsen, Jonathan Miller, Luc Bondy, Nicolas Joel, Benoît Jaquot and Graziella Sciutti.

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Repertoire

Th.Ades: The tempest - Gonzalo
B.Bartok: Herzog Blaubarts Burg- Blaubart
L.van Beethoven : Fidelio - Rocco (learning)
A.Berg : Wozzeck - Doktor
A. Borodin : Prinz Igor - Kontchak
G.Bellini: Norma – Oroveso
I Montecchi e i Capuletti – Capelio
I Puritani - Lord Valton

G.Bizet : Carmen - Zuniga

E. D’ Albert: Tiefland – Tommaso

G.Donizetti: Lucia di Lamermoor – Raimondo
Don Pasquale - Don Pasquale

A. Dvorak: Rusalka- Vodnik -The water goblin

Ch.Gounod : Romeo et Juliette – Capulet

Romeo et Juliette – Frere Laurent
Faust - Mephisto (learning)

P.Hindemith : Cardillac -Der Goldhändler

L.Janacek : From the house of the dead - Al. Petrovič Gorjančikov

The cunning little vixen - Harasta

W.Kienzl: Der Evangelimann - Der Justiziär

J. Massenet : L´Herodiade – Phanuel

Manon - Le conte Des Grieux

W.A.Mozart: Don Giovanni – Commendatore
Don Giovanni – Leporello
Le nozze di Figaro – Bartolo
Die Zauberföte – Sarastro
- Sprecher

M. Mussorgski : Boris Godunov – Boris(learning)
- Pimen

C.Orff: Die Kluge – Der Bauer

G.Puccini: La Boheme – Colline
Gianni Schicchi - Betto
Madama Butterfly - Zio Bonzo
Manon Lescaut – Geronte di Ravoir
La fanciulla del West -Ashby

Tosca – Angelotti
- Sciarrone
- Scarpia

Turandot – Timur

G.Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia - Basilio
La Cenerentola – Alidoro
La Cenerentola - Don Magnifico
Guillaume Tell - Gesler
Mosé – Mosé
Il Viaggio a Reims - Lord Sidney

N.Rota: Aladino - Sultano

S.Sciarrino: Macbeth – Macbeth

D.Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth og Mtsensk District - The chief of Police

K.Szimanovsky : Krol Roger - Archbishop

R. Strauss : Salome – 1 Nazarener
-2 Soldat
-5 Jude

Arabella – Lamoral

Elektra - Orest

Die Frau ohne Schatten - Geisterbote

P. I . Tschaikovski : Eugen Onegin – Gremin
Pique Dame - Surin

V.Ullmann: Der Kaiser von Atlantis – Der Tod(learning)

Der Kaiser von Atlantis - Lautsprecher

G.Verdi: Aida – Ramfis
Don Carlos - Filippo II
- Inquisitore
- Il Frate

Macbeth – Banco

Otello - Lodovico

Rigoletto - Monterone
- Sparafucile

Simon Boccanegra – Fiesco
- Pietro

Il Trovatore – Ferrando

Les Vespres Siciliens – Procida

Un ballo in maschera -Tom

R.Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer – Der Holländer

Götterdämmerung - Hagen (learning)

Lohengrin - König Heinrich

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg- Veit Pogner

Parsifal - Gurnemanz (learning)

Das Rheingold – Fasolt

Das Rheingold - Fafner

Siegfried - Fafner

Tannhäuser – Landgraf Hermann

Tristan und Isolde - König Marke

C.M. Von Weber: Der Freischütz – Eremit

K. Weill: Die sieben Todsünden - Die Mutter

Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagony- Dreieinigkeitsmoses 

Oratorio – Concert:
J.S.Bach: Matthäus Passion - Judas, Bass Arien
Johannes Passion - Jesus
L. v Beethoven: 9th Simphony – Bass
G.Mahler: Simphony VIII - Bass , Pater Profundus
F.Mendelsohn-Bartholdy: Elias - Elias
I.Stravinski: Oedipus Rex – Creon
G.Verdi: Requiem - Bass

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