ATALLA AYAN was born in Belém in Brazil. The young tenor studied singing at Conservatório Carlos Gomes in his hometown. He also made his debut there (as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi). Soon he was singing at important opera houses, such as the Met in New York, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Opéra national de Paris, Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, in Stuttgart (where he is an ensemble member), Stockholm, Bologna, San Francisco, Munich, Buenos Aires, Cologne, Oslo, Sydney and on many other major music stages. He has performed Faust, Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Roméo (Roméo et Juliette), Rodolfo (La bohème), Alfredo (La traviata), Ruggero (La rondine), Des Grieux (Manon), Duca di Mantova (Rigoletto), Hoffmann, Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Christian (Cyrano de Bergerac), Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Singer (Rosenkavalier), among others. Currently, he is scheduled to appear as Faust (Stuttgart), Duca di Mantova (Hamburg), Nemorino (Lindenoper), Alfredo (Dresden) and others.