Sorin Coliban was born in Bucharest and studied music at the academy of Bucharest. He made his first appearances in Athens, Garnier, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile, Pesaro, Monte Carlo, Munich and Vienna.
His repertoire includes all famous bass baritone parts like Philip II (Don Carlos), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Procida (Les vêpres siciliennes), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Ferrando (Il trovatore), Banquo (Macbeth), Don Giovanni & Komtur (Don Giovanni), Capulet (Roméo et Juliette), Escamillo (Carmen), Colline (La Bohème), Mose (Rossini), Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Holländer (The flying Dutchman) und Macbeth (Macbeth von S. Sciarrino).
Since 2009 Sorin Coliban is part of the Wiener Staatsoper ensemble.
He also presented himself very successfully as a concert singer in Elias (Mendelssohn), Matthäus Passion (Bach) Pater Profundus - 8th symphony (G. Mahler) and 9th symphony (Beethoven).
Since he made his debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele as Fafner – „Ring of the Nibelung" (staged by Frank Castorf), Coliban is one of the most popular singer in his genre. He also performed at the Royal Operahouse Covent Garden, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Opéra Bastille, Bregenzer Festspiele and Opéra de Lausanne.