Born in Bucharest , graduates from the Music Academy, Bucharest in 1995.
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 ; Holländer role 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 ; Alvaro from"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 Frate from "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.
Made numerous debuts in Vienna at the State Opera an the Volskoper like Kontchak in the New Production of "the Prince Igor " by A. Borodin 2016 and 2017.