Soprano DINARA ALIVEA was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and studied singing at the local academy of music. After a period of being a soloist at her hometown’s opera house, she joined Bolshoi Theatre’s ensemble in Moscow. In 2010, her international career truly kicked off: She won many internationally renowned competitions, such as Domingo’s Operalia and Tenor Viñas Contest. Since then, Dinara has regularly appeared on important stages, where she breathed life into roles like Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, Nedda in Leoncavallo‘s Pagliacci and Liù in Puccini‘s Turandot. Examples of recent and current engagements include Violetta, Mimì, Magda in Giacomo Puccini‘s La Rondine, Micaëla, Rusalka, Trovatore-Leonora, Elvira (Ernani), Desdemona and Amelia, appearances at Oper Frankfurt, Bolshoi Theatre, Israeli Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, in Beijing, at Hamburg State Opera, in Oviedo, Brussels and Riga. In 2013, the record label Naxos released her solo CD of Russian arias. Dinara Alieva made her debut at Vienna State Opera in 2011 as Donna Elvira, and she also sang the roles of Tatjana and Mimì.