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Dinara Alieva was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and graduated in its music academy. She is a laureate of international competitions, including the Operalia Competition (Milan, La Scala, 2010), the Francesco Viñas Competition (Barcelona, 2010), the Maria Callas Competition (Athens) and the Elena Obraztsova Competition (St Petersburg). In 2010 she gave a joint concert with Plácido Domingo in Baku, and she was awarded the title of Honorary Artist of Azerbaijan.

In the 2012 season she made her début at the Vienna State Opera as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), and at the Frankfurt Opera as Violetta (La Traviata), and was immediately asked back for new productions in the following seasons in both theatres.

Dinara Alieva is a soloist of the Bolshoy Theatre, where she performs the principal rôles in leading productions. It was here that she made her début as Liù in Turandot. Other rôles include Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), of Leonora (Il Trovatore), Mimì (La Bohème), Violetta (La Traviata), Nedda (Pagliacci), Michaela (Carmen) and Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride). Before joining the Bolshoy, Dinara Alieva was a soloist of the Baku Opera and Ballet Theatre Company. She also sang Violetta at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg, and again in a memorial concert performance dedicated to Maria Callas at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall and in the Megaron concert hall in Athens. She participated in the Elena Obraztova jubilee gala at the Bolshoy Theatre and at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Recent engagements have included the part of Leonora (Il Trovatore) at Klagenfurt, and Donna Elvira and Violetta, both at the National Opera Riga.

Dinara Alieva has worked with leading conductors, including Yuri Temirkanov, with whom she performs specially tailored programmes, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Yurovsky, Plácido Domingo, Fabio Mastrangelo, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Marcello Rota and José Cura, and with leading Russian orchestras, including the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra. She regularly appears in prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Salle Gaveau in Paris and the Smetana Hall in Prague. Under the baton of Dmitry Yurovsky she sang at the Russian Seasons festival in the opera theatre in Monte Carlo. She has also performed in Japan. 2013 saw her début at the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Violetta, returning the following year as Donna Elvira and in 2015 as Magda (La Rondine). She returned to the Vienna State Opera as Violetta in 2013, and also performed there the rôle of Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) in 2014.

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