Azerbaijani soprano Dinara Alieva was born in Baku and first studied piano before training as a singer at the Hajibeyov Baku Academy of Music. She began her career at the Akhundov Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and in 2010 joined the Bolshoi Theatre. Her roles for the Bolshoi have included Liù, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Violetta (La traviata), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Mimì (La bohème), Leonora (Il trovatore), Micaëla (Carmen), Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride) and Nedda (Pagliacci). Engagements elsewhere include Mimì, Donna Elvira, Violetta and Tatyana for Vienna State Opera, Magda (La rondine), Violetta and Donna Elvira for Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mimì for Dresden Semperoper, Leonora for Israeli Opera and Teatro Regio di Parma and Rusalka in Beijing.
Alieva has performed in concert and recital internationally at venues including Carnegie Hall, Salle Gaveau, Smetana Hall, Cadogan Hall, Thessaloniki Concert Hall and the Athens Megaron. Her recordings include ‘Alieva and Antonenko’ and ‘Pace Mio Dio’ (Delos) and ‘Russian Songs and Arias’ (Naxos).
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