Simona Šaturová & Atalla Ayan
Municipal House - Smetana Hall (Obecní dům - Smetanova síň),
náměstí Republiky 5,
Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00
Provided by: Nachtigall Artists
- Wed 5. 9. 2018 19.30
The superb soprano Simona Šaturova is hailed by critics as “nothing short of a Mozart miracle”. In Prague, she is famous for her roles at the National Theatre; she’s also been a guest of the Nachtigall Artists concerts. In December 2016 we admired her art alongside the Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecień. This time, her concert partner will be a tenor – Atalla Ayan from Brazil. He performed at the Nachtigall Artists concert in October 2013 alongside the star of Angelou Gheorghiu.
The review in Hudební rozhledy (HR 1/2014) wrote „Atalla Ayan was an equal stage partner to Gheorghiu and manifested that his vocal abilities have a great future.” This “prophecy” came true; the young Brazilian today performs at such upfront opera houses as Covent Garden in London (this season as Rodolfo in La bohème), Bavarian State Opera in Munich, La Scala Milan, Paris National Opera, etc. In July 2011, he performed at the Metropolitan Opera concerts in Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park; the review at New York Times compared his voice to “young Plácido Domingo”. Atalla Ayan returned to Met in the spring of 2017 as Alfredo (La traviata) and Christian (Cyrano de Bergerac).