Silvia Colombini has been named SOPRANO D’ARTI (Performing Arts Soprano) for the distinctive traits of her performances (this definition ascribes only to her and is unique in its kind).

A versatile artist tirelessly exploring new frontiers, staging original “cross-over concerts” (singing opera to folk songs). She can sing in 10 different languages and brings together many forms of art (from acting, to visual arts, to stage effects that stimulate the senses through light, smell and other means).

She herself was born in a family with a long history in opera music and has personally acquired a great experience preforming hundreds of times on the world’s major international stages (The Salzburg festival, Fondazione Arena in Verona, the opera theatres in Turin, Palermo, Catania, Rome, Bonn, Frankfurt and Munich, the Weiner Staatsoper in Berlin, the Semperoper in Dresda, the Shanghai Concert Hall, the Tokyo Bunka Kiakan and many others).

She has worked with artists such as: Zubin Metha, Fabio Luisi, Luca Ronconi, Mario Martone and sung in front of great audiences: 35 thousand spectators for the Opera in Tel Aviv.

She has performed in concerts for the Italian Presidents of the Republic: Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Sergio Mattarella and for Pope Giovanni Paolo II and Pope Francesco (anti-slavery concert).

She made records with DECCA records, the Auditorium Verdi in Milan and with Parco della Musica Records (Auditorium di Roma) together with jazz pianist, Danilo Rea.

In many occasions she has been an ambassadress for opera music abroad bringing the Italian musical tradition in surprising locations (often for humanitarian purposes in collaboration with international diplomatic entities). Hence she has staged concerts in India, Africa and Vietnam. She has performed on tours in Japan and she regularly goes on tour in China, where she has gained the epithet of “The Queen of Italian Opera”.

Since the very beginning she has made her voice available for humanitarian purposes, in 2016 she sung in the official concert commemorating Luciano Pavarotti, in support of refugees, in collaboration with the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency).
She’s a promoter for DEBRA ITALIA (, a non-profit organization that takes care of the “Bambini Farfalla” (The butterfly children) who suffer from EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa) a terrible, rare genetic disease.

She has taken part in many concerts supporting the struggle against abuse on women and last year, on December 7th 2017, she caught the media’s attention on the opening night at the Scala writing the sentence, “RINASCI DALLA DIGNITÀ” (True love never takes away dignity) on her skin, a message centered on this very topic (


Silvia Colombini was born in Rome into a famous Italian musical family who include the composer Giancarlo Colombini ( and singers as Edoardo Camera (known famously as Puccini's baritone), Giuseppe Bellantoni and Roberto Stagno.

After graduating with a diploma in violin and in opera singing, following the suggestion of Edita Gruberova, Silvia studied in Wien under Ruthilde Boesch, who was famously Gruberova's teacher. It was at this time that she won three international singing  competitions. In 1999 she made her debut in Wien in the role of Adele in J.Strauß's ”Die Fledermaus’.

Silvia sings in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Czech, Russian, Chinese; Japanese, Korean
She speaks English and German.

Up to date Silvia has sung in hundreds of performances in the most important Italian and International opera houses and concerts halls.

As a Light Lyric Coloratura Soprano, her opera credits include: La Sonnambula (Bellini Theatre in Catania) Elisir d’amore (Köln Opera, New Israeli Opera) Un ballo in Maschera (Arena di Verona) Don Pasquale, Rigoletto, Bohème, in some new productions; Lakmé (Massimo Theatre in Palermo).
Critically acclaimed as an exceptional Mozart interpreter, her Mozart operatic credentials include: Blonde, Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Dresden Semperoper Theatre, Teatro Regio in Turin, Petruzzelli Foundation in Bari) Queen of the Night, Die Zauberflöte (Dresden Semperoper Theatre, Berlin Staatsoper, Köln, Frankfurt, Bonn Opera Theatres) Despina, Così fan tutte (São Carlos Theatre in Lisbon, Mozart Festival in La Coruña) Elisa, Re Pastore (Royal Theatre de La Monnaie in Brussels).

Invited by the Salzburg Festival to sing in the opera ,‘Die Ägyptische Helena’,  Silvia was then invited to sing in ‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’ for the Opening Night of the 73rd Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Festival, conducted by Zubin Mehta.  

Silvia has performed one of the most difficult roles ever written for Soprano: Cordelia (A. Reimann's Lear) at the Teatro Regio in Turin (director: Luca Ronconi) and at the Dresden Semperoper Theatre (director: Willy Decker).

On the recital stage Silvia has given concerts at Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Gasteig Hall, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Sala Nervi in the Vatican (for the Pope John Paul II), Quirinale of Rome (at the presence of the past Italian Republic President), Auditorium Verdi in Milan, I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, Festival MITO, Mehli Metha Music Foundation in Bombay. These concerts included a full cross section of repertoire including: sacred music, opera, lieder, art song and crossover. 
She has taken part in two Japanese tours; these included all of the most important Japanese opera houses (among them: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan) and every year she is invited to sing in a national concert tour of China. She has performed in several cities, among them: Shanghai at the Shaghai Concert Hall. In China she has gained the epithet of “The Queen of Italian Opera”.

Silvia has worked with the following conductors and directors: M. Horvat, Z. Mehta, F. Luisi, Z. Pesko, S. Ranzani, D. Renzetti, M. Viotti, O. Dantone, T. Netopil, O. Meir Wellber; L. Ronconi, M. Martone, C. Lievi, D. Livermoore, B. de Tommasi, F. Crivelli, J. Schaaf, W. Decker, E. Gramss.
She made records with DECCA records, the Auditorium Verdi in Milan and with Parco della Musica Records (Auditorium di Roma) together with jazz pianist, Danilo Rea.

As a teacher Silvia has created an innovative singing method translated as the “Art of Resistance Surpassed – A.R.S -C” which she presented at Shanghai's Tongji University in 2011.