Soprano Silvia Colombini has performed on the main international stages.
She graduated in violin and opera.
Over the years, she has become an innovative artist, gaining the title of “performing arts soprano” who creates new formats of concerts.
She is also a vocal re-stylist, creator of the innovative singing method ARS “Art of Overcoming Resistances”, taught in Milan and in international masterclasses.
Finally, she is a music consultant for international festivals and singing competitions.
“Soprano Silvia Colombini, sublime, elegant and eclectic at the same time. In addition to duetting with the great tenor Vittorio Grigolo, the musician artist presented the world premiere of the performance “Lonely Moons”, an evocative dialogue between distant and solitary moons between the east and west of the world”.
(Recital with Vittorio Grigolo – August 2022 – Corriere della Calabria).
ORIGINS – Silvia Colombini comes from a family that belongs to the history of Italian opera: the composer Giancarlo Colombini, Puccini’s baritone Edoardo Camera (for whom the role of Scarpia was written), the baritone Giuseppe Bellantoni and the tenor Roberto Stagno, first “Turiddu” by Mascagni.
EDUCATION – She began studying music at the age of five. At first, she was a professional violinist, then thanks to Edita Gruberova she discovered her natural soprano voice. She studied singing in Vienna with Ruthilde Boesch (Edita Gruberova’s teacher) and after only three months of study, she won three international competitions and made her debut in Vienna in 1999 with the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus by J.Strauß, singing this role in over 100 performances and thus starting his international career.
DIRECTORS and CONDUCTORS – He has collaborated, among others, with the conductors: Zubin Mehta, Milan Horvat, Fabio Luisi, Zoltan Pesko, Ottavio Dantone, René Jacobs, Stefan Soltesz, Siegfried Kurz, Friedemann Layer, Marcello Viotti, Donato Renzetti, Stefano Ranzani, and the directors: Mario Martone, Filippo Crivelli, Luca Ronconi, Johannes Shaaf, Willy Decker, Andreas Homoki, Davide Livermore etc.
“Silvia Colombini offered a very successful interpretation of Blonde: aggressive and ironic in acting, and vocally self-confident.”
VOCAL RANGE and REPERTORY – Silvia Colombini has a range of four octaves. She performed the leading roles of the lyric soprano/light lyric coloratura soprano repertoire. He has a vast repertoire: Italian Belcanto, Mozart’s works, German repertoire, contemporary repertoire.
SINGING LANGUAGES – Silvia Colombini is the only opera singer able to sing in 13 languages: Italian, Spanish, German, French, English, Portuguese, Czech, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Ancient Greek, and Aramaic.
OPERA THEATRES – She has performed on the main international stages including: Semperoper of Dresden, Salzburg Festival, Staatsoper of Berlin, Opera of Cologne, Frankfurt, Bonn, Aalto Theater Essen, Regio of Turin, Fondazione Arena di Verona, Teatro Bellini of Catania, Teatro Massimo of Palermo, Petruzzelli of Bari, Teatro Rossini of Pesaro, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera of Rome, La Monnaie of Brussels, São Carlos of Lisbon, Teatre Principal of Palma de Mallorca, Opera Tel Aviv, Mozart Festival in La Coruña, Stadttheater in Bern, Landestheater Linz, Grand Theater of Luxembourg, Opera Ireland in Dublin, the main Japanese stages, including Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo.
“Silvia Colombini: a great soprano for an unknown Mozart”.
An evening through the splendour of Belcanto…Silvia Colombini convinces not only for her natural stage talent, but also for her supple, suave coloratura soprano voice, which harmonizes ideally with the other voices, a voice of great international career.
“With wonderful coloraturas and an effervescent scenic charm, Silvia Colombini presents her Norina.”
“Silvia Colombini -the shrewish Norina- inspires respect with her confident high notes and her irresistible, comic, scenic talent.”
Westfälische Nachrichten Münster
CONCERT EXPERIENCE – Silvia Colombini has sung in thousands of concerts, recitals and operas in concert form. She sings in 13 languages and has a vast repertoire, which includes: opera, operetta, lieder, romances, songs and sacred music.
Among the most recent concerts (2022), we mention the Concert with the opera star Vittorio Grigolo for Armonie d’Arte Festival and the contemporary concert at the Ara Pacis in Rome for the cycle of events “Music in Museums” of the municipality of Rome. In June 2023 she will hold a long new tour in China entitled “The Queen of Italian opera”.
CONCERT HALLS – She has performed in recitals and concerts in some of the most important international concert halls. Performances for: MITOSettembremusica Festival, Auditorium Verdi in Milan, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Auditorium in Bari, Musical Afternoons in Milan, Loggione Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Carcano in Milan, EXPO 2015, Milan Classical, Accademia Filarmonica Verona, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Sala Gasteig in Munich, Wiener Kammeroper Vienna, Bruckner Fest Linz, Sala Nervi in the Vatican, Quirinale in Rome, Saigon Opera House in Vietnam, Tata Theater Bombay, numerous halls concert venues in China, including Shanghai Concert Hall.
DIPLOMACY COLLABORATIONS/SPECIAL CONCERTS – She sang in many institutional concerts in collaboration with international diplomacy including: Concert for the Presidents of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella and Carlo Azeglio Ciampi; concerts for Pope John Paul II and for Pope Francis. He has also given concerts in Africa, India, Vietnam.
Silvia Colombini, Musetta, emotion and endless clapping, up to the orchestra of “Quando m’en vo”.
Silvia Colombini in the role of Vivetta, who must truly be praised for her confident high notes and intimate and sweet messe di voce…
MEMORIAL LUCIANO PAVAROTTI
He received rave reviews for his breathtaking performance of Summertime in the 2016 Memorial Pavarotti concert in collaboration with UNHCR in support of refugees. The concert, as tradition, was held in an overflowing Piazza Modena together with the famous three tenors “Il Volo“.
PERFORMING ARTS SOPRANO CONCERTS
Colombini is also known as a performing arts soprano (soprano d’arti) . In her performances she acts and sings in 13 languages and presents innovative concert’s format.
CONCERTS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Always attentive to the defence of human rights, for years she has been carrying out a cycle of concerts on Human Dignity with performances for equal opportunities and against violence against women and in favor of research for rare diseases. Many concerts of this cycle have been organized in collaboration with international diplomacy. Furthermore, the cycle of concerts entitled “Fragile Forte Farfalla” dedicated to children suffering from Epidermolysis Bullosa (Colombini is testimonial of their non-profit organization Fondazione REB/Debra Italia) also belongs to this theme.
RECORDS & MEDIA: DVD “Qui dove il mare luccica” – Luciano Pavarotti Foundation record of the Memorial Pavarotti concert in Piazza Grande in Modena. CD “Nino Rota Sacred Works” DECCA Records – Verdi Auditorium Milan with the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra. DVD – “Così fan tutte” – RDC Producciones Audiovisuales – Festiva Mozart de La Coruña – Director: Mario Martone, Orchestra and Choir Sinfónica de Galicia, Role: Despina, production by the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. CD “Reminiscence” Label: Parco della Musica Records (Rome Auditorium) with Danilo Rea Pianoforte. CD L’Arlesiana – Bayerischer Rundfunk Conductor: Marcello Viotti. Concerts and operas in which she was the protagonist were broadcast by RAI (Radio and TV), Rai International, Vatican Radio, MDR, VOX, Bayerische Rundfunk; ZDF, CCTV.
PRIVATE EVENTS – She has performed high profile private concerts for Samsung, L’Oréal, Saint Gobain and the World Cosmetics Convention with two “twin” concerts in Milan and Hong Kong.
Silvia Colombini lets her girlish and touching Soprano voice sparkle silvery.
Vivetta was Silvia Colombini, with soft and confident, refined sounds, she brings out the best in a one-dimensional role.
TOURNÉE – Colombini is considered an “ambassador” of Italian opera culture in the world, thanks to the many concerts in unusual places such as: India, Africa, Vietnam, China, Japan. In the East she regularly went on recital tours, so much so that in China her recitals bear the subtitle of “Queen of Italian Opera“.
JAPAN – Sing on tour in theaters of: Sagamiohno, Sagamihara, Shizuoka, Tokyo (Green Hall Sagami-Ohno, Kanagawa Kenritsu Kenmin Hall, Bunka Kaikan, Gunma Kenmin Kaikan, Shinjuku Bunka Center, Tochigi-ken Sogo Bunka Center), Nagoya, Kurashiki, Yokohama, Maebashi, Utsunomiya, Fukuoka, Osaka, Hamamatsu, Toyama.
CHINA – from 2011 to 2019 she performed on tour in China with the title of “The Queen of Italian Opera” in the theaters of: Suzhou, Guangzhou, Shanghai City Theater, Shanghai Concert Hall, Ningbo, Zhuhai, Kunming, Chongqing, Hebei Arts Center in Henan province, Nanchang Arts Center, Nanning, Hangzhou Theater, Taicang Grand Theater, Dalian Arts Center, Jining River Concert Hall, Taizhou, Jining, Harbin, Jilin, Zhangye, Tianshui, Shan Dong, Yin Chuan, Taiyuan Nangong Theater.
In June 2023 she will hold a long new tour in China entitled “The Queen of Italian Opera”.
TEACHING – Silvia Colombini is a vocal re-stylist, because she works both technically and stylistically on the voices. She created the innovative singing method ARS “Art of Overcoming Resistance”, presented for the first time in China in 2011 at the Tongji University in Shanghai. She teaches his method in Milan and internationally, in university master-classes (for students and singing teachers) and as corporate coaching.
OTHER MUSICAL ACTIVITIES / MUSIC CONSULTANT & COMPETITIONS – She has been a member of the jury of several international singing competitions. She was artistic coordinator and member of the international juries for the first edition of the VINCERÓ world opera competition, with selections on 5 continents and a final jury composed of the 10 major theatres in the world including also La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York . She is also the artistic director and creator of ALLORO project, an absolutely innovative pilot project for Chinese singers and musicians, that represents a precious Italy-China cultural exchange (Alloro is a collaboration with the Chinese language and culture school “Chineseonline”). Finally, Colombini is the creator of the “Vocieforstage” a project in collaboration with Classicaviva Musical Association, to help young talents make their debut in the world of opera.