Described as “a singer who possesses the gift of heaven” by soprano Montserrat Caballé, Azerbaijani soprano Dinara Alieva – winner of the 2007 international Maria Callas competition – joined the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as soloist in 2010, where she has sung lead and supporting roles in many seminal works of the operatic literature. She has since appeared at major opera houses and concert halls throughout the world – including the Vienna State Opera, Berlin State Opera, German Opera Berlin, and Bavarian State Opera, among others. She has performed under the batons of conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Constantine Orbelian, Donald Runnicles, Giuseppe Sabbatini, and Marcello Rota.
Following a triumphant 2011 debut with the Vienna State Opera as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, she returned to the house as Violetta in La Traviata and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin. Highlights of seasons through 2015 include the roles of Mimi in La Bohème with the German Opera Berlin and a concert performance of La Traviata at the International Prague PROMS festival. An accomplished recitalist and concert performer, she has appeared at venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Salle Gaveau in Paris and Cadogan Hall in London.
Ms Alieva’s discography on Delos includes Alieva and Antonenko, a CD of arias and duets with Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko and the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Constantine Orbelian; a DVD, Dinara Alieva in Moscow, as well as Pace Mio Dio, a CD of Italian opera arias. Her first recording, Russian Songs and Arias, is on the Naxos label.