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.
Born in Baku (Azerbaijan). In 2004, she completed her training at the Baku Academy of Music (H. Kasimova’s class). She has participated in the master-classes of Montserrat Caballé and Elena Obraztsova. In 2009, she made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Liu in Turandot. In 2010 she joined the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company as soloist. She is also a guest soloist with the Vienna State Opera and the Latvian National Opera.
Repertoire at the Bolshoi: Liu (Turandot), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Musetta, Mimi (La Boheme), Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride), Micaela (Carmen), Violetta (La Traviata), Iolanta (Iolanta), Elisabeth of Valois (Don Carlo), Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera). Also in repertoire: Magda (La Rondine), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Title role (Dvorak’s Rusalka), Marguerite (Faust), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Leonora (Il Trovatore), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).
Dinara Alieva has sung with the Mikhailovsky Theatre, Saint-Petersburg (Violetta, 2008), with the Baku Theatre of Opera and Ballet (Leonora, 2004; Violetta, Mimi, 2008), Stuttgart Opera (Micaela, 2007).
In 2010, she sang Leonora (Il Trovatore) at the Klagenfurt State Theatre (Austria).
In 2011 she sang Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Violetta (La Traviata), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) at the Latvian National Opera; Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at Vienna State Opera; Violetta (La Traviata) at the Frankfurt Opera.
In 2013 she sang Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at the Bavarian State Opera, Violetta at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mimi (La Boheme) at the Teatro Verdi (Salerno).
In 2014 she sang Tatiana the Vienna State Opera; Donna Elvira at the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Mimi at the Frankfurt Opera.
In 2015 – Magda in a new production of La Rondine at the Deutsche Oper and Leonora (Il Trovatore) at the Israeli Opera.
In 2016 – Tamara (Rubinstein’s The Demon) at La Monnaie, Leonora in new production of Il trovatore at the Teatro Regio in Parma (conducted by Massimo Zanetti, directed by Elisabeth Courir) and Maria (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa) in Oviedo, title role in new production of Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák at NCPA, China.
In the season 2017/18 – Violetta (La Traviata) at the Hamburg Staatsoper, Mimi (La Boheme) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Elvira (Ernani) at the Latvian National Opera.
In 2007, at the Megaron — Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Greece), she sang the part of Violetta in a concert performance of La Traviata, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the death of Maria Callas.
She participated in Elena Obraztsova jubilee gala concerts at the Bolshoi Theatre (2008) and at the Mikhailovsky Theatre (2009).
In 2015, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory hosted the first Dinara Alieva Festival “OperaArt”, in 2017 the second Dinara Alieva Festival “OperaArt” took place at
In 2018 Ms Alieva performed two solo recitals at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow, Concert in memory of Dmitry Hvorostovsky), and at the Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum (Prague).
Dinara Alieva collaborates with leading Russian symphony orchestras and conductors: Vladimir Fedoseyev and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Spivakov, National Philharmonic of Russia and “Moscow Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra, Mark Gorenstein and State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Nikolai Kornev and St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra.
She has appeared several times with the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Yuri Temirkanov in concert programs and at the festivals Christmas Meetings in the Northern Palmira and Arts Square. In 2007, she participated in a Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra tour to Italy.
Dinara Alieva has also worked with the famous Italian conductors Fabio Mastrangelo, Giuliano Carella and Giuseppe Sabbatini.
Among the partners of Dinara Alieva in different periods were outstanding singers Elena Obraztsova, Placido Domingo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, José Cura, Mariusz Kwiecień, George Petean, Stefano Secco, Charles Castronovo, Marcelo Alvarez, Andrei Skorokhodov, Vladislav Sulimsky.
Dinara Alieva performes all over the world including regular appearances in the leading concert halls of Russia, Europe and the USA. She took part in the Crescendo festival gala (Paris, 2007), Musical Olympus festival gala at the Carnegie Hall, New York (2008), Russian Seasons festival (Opera Monte-Carlo, 2009, conductor Dmitri Jurowski).
2013 – Russian Songs & Arias (New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Dmitry Yablonsky; Naxos, CD)
2014 – Pace mio Dio… (Czech National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marcello Rota; Delos Records, CD)
2015 – Dinara Alieva in Moscow (Russian National Orchestra, conductor Constantine Orbelian; Delos Records, DVD)
2016 – La Rondine by Puccini (Magda; Deutsche Opera Berlin; Delos Records, DVD)
Winner of 3rd Prize at the International Byul-Byul Competition (Baku, 2005).
Diploma Winner at the Galina Vishnevskaya International Competition of Opera Singers (Moscow, 2006).
Winner of 2nd Prize at the International Maria Callas Competition of Opera Singers (Greece, 2007).
Winner of 2nd Prize at the Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers (Saint-Petersburg, 2007).
Winner of 2nd Prize at the Francisco Vinas International Singing Contest (Barcelona, 2010).
Winner of 3rd Prize at the world opera competition Operalia (Milano, 2010).
She was awarded a special diploma For a triumphant debut at the Christmas Meetings in the Northern PalmiraMusic Festival (2007).
A recipient of the Irina Arkhipova Foundation medal.
A recipient of the Union of Concert People of Russia diploma.
In 2018 she was awarded the title People’s artist of Azerbaijan.
Engagements for the 2019/20 season and beyond include: Turandot (Liu) at the Wiener Staatsoper, Madama Butterfly (Cio Cio-san) at Paris Opera, Pagliacci (Nedda) at the Liceu Barcelona, Traviata (Violetta) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, etc.