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Atalla Ayan

Tenor

Biography

Atalla Ayan in action.
Atalla Ayan as Alfredo in La traviata, The Royal Opera © 2017 ROH. Photographed by Tristram Kenton

Brazilian tenor Atalla Ayan made his Royal Opera debut in 2013 singing Ruggero (La rondine) and has since returned to sing Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) and Alfredo (La traviata). He returns in the 2017/18 Season to sing Rodolfo (La bohème).

Ayan was born in Belém and studied there, on the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and at the Teatro Comunale, Bologna. He made his professional debut in 2007 as Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) in Belém and his European debut in 2008 as Rodolfo in Athens. His appearances since have included Christian de Neuveville (Cyrano de Bergerac) for Metropolitan Opera, New York, Fenton (Falstaff) for Verbier Festival, Rodolfo for Glyndebourne on Tour, the Italian Tenor (Der Rosenkavalier) in Geneva, Dresden and Stockholm, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) for La Scala, Milan, and in Cologne, Alfredo for the Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne Festival and in Genoa and Oslo and a European concert tour with Angela Gheorghiu.

Ayan became a member of Stuttgart Opera in spring 2012. His roles there have included Don Ottavio, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ismaele (Nabucco), Alfredo and Fenton.

News and features

Cast change: Atalla Ayan to sing in Don Giovanni on 18 February

18 February 2014
Cast change: Atalla Ayan to sing in Don Giovanni on 18 February

Brazilian tenor to replace Antonio Poli as Don Ottavio.

Photos

In Sung Sim as Colline, Rodion Pogossov as Marcello, Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Andrzej Filończyk as Schaunard in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Rodion Pogossov as Marcello, Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì and Atalla Ayan in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Alfredo, Elizabeth Sikora as Annina, Ekaterina Bakanova as Violetta and David Shipley as Doctor Grenvil in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Nicola Alaimo as Giorgio and Atalla Ayan as Alfredo in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Alfredo in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Ekaterina Bakanova as Violetta and Atalla Ayan as Alfredo in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

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Ekaterina Bakanova as Violetta and Atalla Ayan as Alfredo in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Alfredo and Ekaterina Bakanova as Violetta in La traviata, The Royal Opera

Ekaterina Bakanova as Violetta and Atalla Ayan as Alfredo in La traviata, The Royal Opera

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Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo, Rodion Pogossov as Marcello and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

In Sung Sim as Colline, Andrzej Filończyk as Schaunard, Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo, In Sung Sim as Colline, Jeremy White as Benoit, Andrzej Filończyk as Schaunard and Rodion Pogossov as Marcello in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Andrzej Filończyk as Schaunard, In Sung Sim as Colline, Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Rodion Pogossov as Marcello in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo, Rodion Pogossov as Marcello and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì in La Bohème, The Royal Opera

Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì in La Bohème, The Royal Opera