Described as “a singer who possesses the gift of heaven” by soprano Montserrat Caballé, Azerbaijani soprano Dinara Alieva joined the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as soloist in 2010, and has since appeared at major opera houses and concert halls throughout the world. She has performed in major opera halls including Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Bavarian State Opera, among others; and under the batons of conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Constantine Orbelian, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Marcello Rota, Emmanuel Villaume, Pier Giorgio Bruno Morandi, Giuseppe Carello, Vasily Sinaisky and Tugan Sohiev.
In 2010, Ms. Alieva joined Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre as a soloist, making her debut as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot, and subsequently appeared in roles including Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Violetta in La Traviata, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Mimi in La Bohème, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Micaëla in Carmen, Marfa in The Tsar’s Bride, Nedda in Pagliacci, and many others.
Past seasons have included a triumphant debut with the Vienna State Opera as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), which led to return engagements at the house as Violetta (La traviata) and Tatyana (Eugene Onegin). Other notable engagements Magda in a new production of La Rondine at the Deutsche Oper, directed by Rolando Villazon; Mimi (La bohème) in Frankfurt and for the Dresden Semperoper; Violetta and Donna Elvira at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Violetta in Frankfurt; Violetta, Mimi and Micaela (Carmen) at the Bolshoi Theatre and appearances at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and in Stuttgart.
Engagements for the 2018/19 season and beyond include Élisabeth de Valois in Verdi’s Don Carlos at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Nedda at the Liceu Barcelona and Liù for the Vienna State Opera, as well as her debut appearances with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Violetta) and Paris Opera (Cio-Cio-san in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly). Next year, Dinara Alieva will perform Élisabeth de Valois and the title role in Dvořák’s Rusalka, both at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Next spring, in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory as well as at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Dinara Alieva will perform at the international festival of operatic arts Opera Art, which the singer herself founded in 2015.