Famous Azerbaijani operatic soprano, soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Dinara Aliyeva will play Giulietta in the opera “The Tales of Hoffmann” by Jacques Offenbach in the Bavarian State Opera in May and June.
First performed in 1881, The Tales of Hoffman is about a sensitive poet who searches for love but finds it repeatedly just out of his reach.
The story follows a fictionalized version of real life German poet E.T.A. Hoffmann as he recounts his wildly fanciful—though failed—romances to Nicklausse, who has a secret of his own. It is not a literature opera – the protagonists from different romantic tales are connected to one another by a fictitious Hoffmann – but rather more of a message to the writer, telling him to make art his matter of the heart, or perhaps even open up his heart with brutal frankness.
Dinara Aliyeva is currently a soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, where she made her debut in 2009 as Liù in Puccini`s opera Turandot.
Aliyeva graduated from Baku Academy of Music in 2004. She then began her career at the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater where she was a soloist until 2005, singing leading roles from the soprano repertoire.
Aliyeva has sung the lead roles in productions at the Mikhaylovsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg – Violetta in Verdi`s La traviata, 2008; the Baku Opera Theatre – Violetta in La traviata, 2008; Leonora in Verdi`s Il trovatore, 2004; Mimì in Puccini`s La bohème, 2008; Staatstheater Stuttgart – Michaela in Bizet`s Carmen, 2007. In March 2010ç Aliyeva sang Rosalinda in J. Strauss` Die Fledermaus at the Bolshoi Theatre. In September/October 2010 she sang Leonora in Il trovatore at the Klagenfurt Opera Festival, Austria; in January 2011 Aliyeva debuted in Donna Elvira`s part in Mozart`s opera Don Giovanni on the stage of the Latvian National Opera, Riga.
Among other notable achievements, Aliyeva participated in the concert performance of La traviata at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Maria Callas` death. On 16 September 2009, the anniversary of Maria Callas`s death, Aliyeva performed at the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens where she sang arias from La traviata, Tosca, Pagliacci. She participated in the gala concerts of Elena Obraztsova at the Bolshoi Theatre in 2008 and the Mikhailovsky Theatre in 2009.