Sorin Coliban, bass

Biography

Sorin Coliban was born in Bukarest and studied there at the Music Adademy. He has sung, among others at the ROH Covent Garden, at three of the Paris Opera Houses, in Athens, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile, Tel Aviv, the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, at the Bayerische Staatsoper, in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), at the Deutschen Oper am Rhein, at the Wiener Festwochen, the Bregenzer Festspielen and the Wiener Volksoper.

In summer 2013, he gave his debut at the Bayreuther Festspielen, and in 2015 ghd Berliner Philharmonie and in Budapest (MÜPA). His repertoire includes works such as Philipp II., Fiesco, Ramfis, Fer­rando, Banquo, Leporello and Commendatore, Sarastro, Lord Sid­ney, Holländer, König Marke and Timur.

Sorin gave his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2004 as Monterone (Rigoletto), and has since then sung among others, the Grand Inquisiteur (Don Carlos), Landgraf (Tannhäuser), Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Capulet (Roméo et Juliette), Fra Melitone (La forza del desti­no), Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro) and Colline (La Bohème).

From 2004-2009 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 concerts 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 Festspielen 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.

The recently performed performances:

May 2022: La Scala Miliano 'Un Ballo in Maschera' by G. Verdi, role: Samuel (New production) Conductor Maestro Riccardo Chailly, director Marco Arturo Marelli.

July-August 2021: St.Margarethen Festival in the Quarry in Austria as Timur in 'Turandot' by G.Puccini, a brand new Production by Thaddeus Strassberger, conductor Giuseppe Finzi.

Autumn 2021: Den Jyske Opera in Denmark Ramfis in 'Aida' by Verdi, conductor Jakob Hultberg, Roland Schwab.

February 2021: La Scala di Milano 'Salome' by Richard Strauss, Riccardo Chailly conducting (Zubin Mehta-rehearsals), Damiano Michieletto staging, 1st Soldier.

Sorin has as well 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.

Calendar
Repertoire
Opera roles

Thomas Adés

THE TEMPEST/ Gonzalo

Eugène Francis Charles d'Albert

TIEFLAND/ Tommaso

Béla Bartók

HERZOG BLAUBARTS BURG/ Blaubart

Alban Berg

WOZZEK/ Doktor

Alexander Borodin

PRINCE IGOR/ Konchakovna

Vincenzo Bellini

NORMA / Oroveso
I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI/ Capelio
I PURITANI/ Sir Giorgio Valton

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/Zuniga

Gaetano Donizetti

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR/ Raimondo
DON PASQUALE / Don Pasquale

Antonin Dvorak

RUSALKA/Vodnik

Charles Gounod

ROMEO ET JULIETTE/ Capulet
ROMEO ET JULIETTE/ Free Laurent

Paul Hindemith

CARDILLAC/Goldhändler

Leoš Janácek

FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD/ Alexandr Petrovič Gorjančikov
THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN/ Harasta

Wilhelm Kienzl

DER EVANGELIMANN/ Der Justiziar

Jules Massenet

L'HERODIADE/ Phanuel
MANON/Chevalier Des Grieux

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

DON GIOVANNI/Don Giovanni
DON GIOVANNI/Leporello
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/Bartolo
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Sarastro
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Sprecher

Modest Mussorgsky

BORIS GODUNOV/ Pimen

Carl Orff

DIE KLUGE/ Der Bauer

Giacomo Puccini

LA BOHEME/Colline
GIANNI SCHICCHI/ Betto
MADAMA BUTTERFLY/Bonzo
MANON LESCAUT/ Geronte di Ravoir
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST/ Ashby
TOSCA/Angelotti
TOSCA/Scarpia
TURANDOT/ Timur

Gioacchino Rossini

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA/Basilio
LA CENERENTOLA/ Alidoro
LA CENERENTOLA/Don Magnifico
GUILLAUME TELL/ Gesler
MOSE/ Mosé

Nino Rota

ALADINO/ Sultano

Salvatore Sciarrino

MACBETH/ Macbeth

Dmitry Shostakovich

LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK / Chief of Police

Karol Szymanovski

KROL ROGER/ Archbishop

Richard Strauss

ARABELLA/ Lamoral
ELEKTRA/Orest
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN/Geisterbote
SALOME/1. Nazarene
SALOME/ 2. Soldat
SALOME/ 5. Jude

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

EUGENE ONEGIN/Gremin
THE QUEEN OF SPADES/ Surin

Victor Ullmann

DER KAISER VON ATLANTIS/ Lautsprecher

Giuseppe Verdi

AIDA/ Ramfis
DON CARLO/ Filippo II
DON CARLO/ Grand Inquisitore
DON CARLO/ Il Frate
MACBETH/ Banco
OTELLO/ Lodovico
RIGOLETTO/Monterone
RIGOLETTO/ Sparafucile
SIMON BOCCANEGRA/ Fiesco
SIMON BOCCANEGRA/ Pietro
IL TROVATORE/ Ferrando
LES VESPRES SICILIENS/ Procida
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA/Tom

Richard Wagner

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER/Holländer
LOHENGRIN/ König Heinrich
DIE MEISTERSINGER/Pogner
DAS RHEINGOLD/ Fasolt
DAS RHEINGOLD/Fafner
TANNHÄUSER/ Landgraf Hermann
TRISTAN AND ISOLDE/Marke

Carl Maria von Weber

DER FREISCHÜTZ/ Hermit

Kurt Weill

DIE SIEBEN TODSÜNDEN/ Die Mutter
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAGAGONNY/ Dreieinigkeitsmoses
Concert repertoire

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. John Passion BWV 245
St. Matthew Passion BWV 244

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"

Gustav Mahler

Symphony no. 7 in E minor

Felix Mendelssohn

Elias

Igor Stravinsky

OEDIPUS REX/Creon

Giuseppe Verdi

Requiem
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