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Sorin Coliban
  bass baritone

Sorin Coliban graduated the Music Academy, Bucharest, Canto section (singing and singing teacher) in 1995. He also studied with Georgeta Balan (Romania, Bucharest), Elio Battaglia (Italy,Torino), Ernesto Palacio (Italy, Milan).

Singer activity
Opera parts (roles performed with staging)
Bucharest
  -   Bluebeard from "Bluebeard's Castle" by B. Bartok at the Music Academy, March 1993
  -   Figaro from "Le Nozze di Figaro" by W.A. Mozart at the Music Academy, July 1994
  -   Baron Wepps from "Vogelhändler" by K. Zeller, at National Operetta Theatre, June 1995

Athens
  -   Don Giovanni from "Don Giovanni" by W.A. Mozart, in the staging of the Italian bass Ruggero Raimondi, March 1996

London
  -   Colline from "La Boheme" by G. Puccini - Royal Opera House Covent Garden, October 1996
  -   Monterone from "Rigoletto" by G. Verdi - Royal Opera House Covent Garden, July 1997
  -   Capulet from "Romeo et Juliette" by Ch. Gounod - Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Feb.-March 2000

Edinburgh
  -   Le Frere / Charles Quint from the French version of "Don Carlo" by G. Verdi - Edinburgh Festival Royal Opera House Covent Garden, July-Aug.1998

Paris
  -   Zuniga from "Carmen" by G. Bizet - Opera Bastille, March 1997
  -   Barone Douphol from "Traviata" by G. Verdi - Bastille, December 1997
  -   Angelotti from "Tosca" by G. Puccini - Bastille, February 1998
  -   Alidoro from "La Cenerentola' by G. Rossini - Palais Garnier, Sept.-Oct.1998
  -   Capelio from "Montecchi" by V. Bellini - Opera Bastille, November 1998
  -   Colline from "La Boheme" by G. Puccini - Opera Bastille, Nov.-Dec.1999
  -   Wagner, Zeremonienmeister, Gravis from "Doktor Faust" by F. Bussoni - Opera Theatre du Chatelet, broadcasted on France Musique, Jan.-Febr.2000

San Francisco
  -   Bartolo from "Le Nozze di Figaro" by W.A. Mozart - War Memorial Opera House, Oct.-Nov.1997
  -   Raimondo from "Lucia di Lamermoor" by G. Donizetti - War Memorial Opera House, Oct.-Nov.1999

Monte Carlo
  -   Zuniga from "Carmen" by G. Bizet - Monte Carlo Opera, January 1999

Santiago de Chile
  -   Colline from "La Boheme" by G. Puccini - Santiago Opera; the last performance was TV broadcasted in the whole Latin America, July 1999

Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka
  -   Zuniga from "Carmen" by G.Bizet - Tour with Monte Carlo Opera, June 2000

St.Gallen, Switzerland
  -   Fiesco from "Simon Boccanegra" by G. Verdi, March, June 2001

Tel Aviv, Israel
  -   Alidoro from "La Cenerentola" by G.Rossini, April, May 2001
  -   Judas and Bass arias from "Matthaeus Passion" by J.S.Bach with the staging of Gotz Friederich / both at the New Israeli Opera, February,2002

Klagenfurt, Austria
  -   Filippo II from "Don Carlo" by G.Verdi, October, December 2001

Pesaro, Italy
  -   Lord Sidney from "Il Viaggio a Reims" by G.Rossini at the Rossini Opera Festival, August 2001

Roles in concerts
London
  -   Alvaro from "Alzira" by G. Verdi - Royal Opera House Covent Garden, July 1996
  -   Il Frate / Carlo Quinto from "Don Carlo" by G. Verdi - Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Opera House orchestra and chorus; live broadcast on BBC 3, July 1996
  -   Procida from "Les Vespres Siciliens" by G. Verdi - Opera in concert in Queen Elizabeth Hall, March 1999
  -   Bernadino from "Benvenuto Cellini" by H. Berlioz - Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in Royal Festival Hall, May 1999

Amsterdam and Rotterdam
  -   Bernardino from "Benvenuto Cellini" by H. Berlioz - Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in Conzertgebow and De Doelen; the concert in Amsterdam was broadcasted on VARA - Radio Netherlands, May 1999

Tel Aviv
  -   Masetto from "Don Giovanni" by W.A.Mozart - New Israeli Philharmonic, during a tour in Israel, conducted by Antonio Pappano, April 2000

Bucarest, Romania
  -   Fiesco from "Simon Boccanegra"by G.Verdi with the Romanian Radio Orchestra / the first performance with this opera in Romania, 22nd June 2001

Roles covered
London
  -   Filippo II from "Don Carlos" by G. Verdi - Royal Opera House Covent Garden, July 1996
  -   Don Giovanni from "Don Giovanni" by W.A. Mozart - Royal Opera House Covent Garden, November 1996
  -   Fiesco from "Simon Boccanegra" by G. Verdi - Royal Opera House Covent Garden, July 1997
  -   Filippo II from "Don Carlos" by G. Verdi - Edinburgh Festival with Royal Opera House Covent Garden, July-Aug.1998
  -   Le Grand Inquisiteur from "Don Carlo" by G. Verdi - Edinburgh Festival with Royal Opera House Covent Garden, July-Aug.1998

Recordings and Cinema
- Sciarrone from "Tosca" by G.Puccini with EMI - Classics London / Euripide Film Productions

Awards
- Finalist from the 39th Toulouse Singing Competition, September 1993
- The Romanian Board of Critics Prize for lieder interpretation, November 1993
- First prize on Don Giovanni Competition, in Athens - Greece; performances with Don Giovanni's role, November 1994
- Verdi concert at the Concert Hall of the Romanian Broadcasting in Bucharest, with other international Romanian singers and broadcast live in the whole Romania, arias from Macbeth and Don Carlo, February 9th 2001

He also had sung a lot of lieder concerts in Bucharest. He had sung in a concert with arias and duos among other singers on the stage of Palais Garnier Paris

He had sung under the baton of Bernard Haitink, Alberto Zedda, Bruno Campanella, Daniele Gatti, Donald Runnicles, Gary Bertini, James Conlon, Kent Nagano, Princhas Steinberg, Richard Bonynge, Valery Gergiev. He had acted with partners as Angela Gheorghiu, Leontina Vaduva, Eduard Tumagian, Alfredo Mariotti, Bryn Terfel, Ruggero Raimondi , Enzo Dara, Feruccio Furlanetto, Jennifer Larmore, Jose Van Dam, Karita Mattila, Maria Guleghina, Ramon Vargas, Robert Lloyd, Roberto Alagna, Thomas Hampson, etc. He co-operated with directors as Emilio Sagi, Jerome Savary, Alfredo Arias, Bob Carsen, Graziela Sciutti, Jonathan Miller, Luc Bondi, Nicolas Joel, Benoit Jaquot etc.

Projects
- Don Magnifico from "La Cenerentola" by G.Rossini, Bergen, Norway, July 2002
- Two bass roles in the "Il mondo delle Farse" Productions at the Rossini Opera Festival, July-August 2002, Pesaro, Italy
- Don Giovanni from "Don Giovanni" by W.A.Mozart, the 26th of April 2002, Bucharest,Romania
- Ramfis from "Aida" by G.Verdi, the 13th of April 2002, Bucharest, Romania
- Ferrando from " Il Trovatore" by G.Verdi, the 21st of April 2002, Bucharest,Romania

Repertoire - the most important roles - Verdi
- Filippo II, Don Carlos
- Philippe II, Don Carlos
- Le Grand Inquisiteur, Don Carlos - also in Italian
- Il frate, Don Carlo - also in French
- Fiesco, Simon Boccanegra - both versions
- Procida, Les Vespres siciliens
- Monterone, Rigoletto
- Alvaro, Alzira
- Ferrando, Il Trovatore

 


 

 

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