Azerbaijani soprano Dinara Alieva makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season singing Violetta Valéry (La traviata).
Alieva studied at the Baku Music Academy and joined the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as a soloist in 2010. Her repertory for the Bolshoi includes Violetta Valéry, Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Elizabeth of Valois (Don Carlo), Micaëla (Carmen), Mimì (La bohème), Liù (Turandot), Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride), Iolanta, Rusalka and Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus). Other appearances include Violetta Valéry, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) for Vienna State Opera, Violetta for Frankfurt Opera, Hamburg State Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Magda (La rondine) for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mimì for Semperoper Dresden and Frankfurt Opera, Maria (Mazepa) in Oviedo, Rusalka in Beijing, Elvira (Ernani) for Latvian National Opera and Leonora (Il trovatore) for Israeli Opera and the Verdi Festival Parma.
Alieva has won prizes in Operalia and in the Francesco Viñas and Maria Callas competitions. Her recordings include a disc of Italian opera arias (Pace mio Dio) for Delos Records, a disc of Russian arias and songs for Naxos and a disc of great Italian love duets with tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko. Her concert appearances include Verdi’s Requiem in Moscow and at the Linz Brucknerhaus, gala performances in Lithuania and France and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in Moscow.
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