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“Dinara Alieva is a flawless Tatiana.”
—Elisabeth Hirschmann-Altzinger, Österreich

“Dinara Alieva (from Baku) made her debut as Tatiana – an almost ideal role for her. She characterizes the transition from naïve young girl to high-society lady in vocally supreme manner.”
– V. P. Kronen Zeitung

“…But we also experience a significant and unexpected surprise: …Dinara Alieva, from Azerbaijan (who is being treated as an insider tip among sopranos), sings an intimate, sensitive Tatiana, in her first portrayal of this role before the Viennese public. Particularly in the letter-aria – as well as the finale with Onegin – her wonderfully dark-hued, crystal-clear soprano projects deep emotion.”
—Helmut Christian Mayer, Opernnetz

“As Tatiana, Dinara Alieva… is convincing; she presents the transformation from naïve young girl to a knowing woman effortlessly.”
– Peter Jarolin, Kurier

“…Dinara Alieva played Mimì with personality and gained the favor of the audience with her very first aria, “Mi chiamano Mimì”…Alieva’s singing was characterized by delicate phrasing and caressing pianissimos. She rendered the ill-fated seamstress an absolutely real figure and with her unsophisticated style and heartfelt vocal beauty, portrayed Mimì’s fragile charm without any histrionics…”
—Lorenzo Fiorito, bachtrack.com

“…Before Aliyeva was known as a rising opera star, whose career was becoming more and more successful in her chosen domain. Now we can confidently say that in front of us we have not just a talented singer, but a musician and an artist, a serious and deep creative person who possesses the secret of keeping the audience captivated…”
—Dmitri Morozov, The Musical Life

“…The concert was amazing! The singer [Dinara Alieva] splendidly demonstrated that the element of chamber music is just as much her element as classical opera is, and her successful performances in this genre are not a matter of accident but are rather only natural… Dinara is not only an opera singer; today we witnessed her as an equally splendid chamber singer… The upper notes sounded organic and beautiful, never slipping off pitch. The deep notes were almost flawless…But, most importantly, Dinara’s singing is meaningful…”
—Vladimir Oyvind, Music News NEWSmuz.com

“…Aliyeva sang easily and freely, and her gamut of emotions stretched from the tragic feeling caused by lost love’s devastation («Забыть так скоро» (“Forget so soon”) by Tchaikovsky, with lyrics by Apukhtin) to the bitterness felt by a betrayed beauty («Кабы знала я» (“If only I knew”) by Tchaikovsky and Tolstoy). All these emotional shades were reproduced by the singer with apparent ease, without feigned dramatic affectation, but with impressive forcefulness where such was needed…”
—Denis Stupnikov, KM.RU

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“What is remarkable about all of Alieva’s singing is her depth of feeling, conveyed without exaggeration, from the heart. It is not surprising that such divas as Montserrat Caballé and Teresa Berganza speak of Alieva with such warmth. This really is an exceptional soprano recital which should bring the name of Dinara Alieva to new prominence.”
—Edward Greenfield, Gramophone Magazine

“…In her debut solo CD, she portrays Lauretta, the imploring daughter from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, his fatefully visionary Madame Butterfly, and the passionately triumphant Leonora of Verdi’s Trovatore, without overdramatic sobs and sighs, and with a rich palette of Bel canto and delicate nuances…”
—Johannes Saltzwedel, Der Spiegel

“…Alieva is an extremely attractive woman; fortunately–as is not always the case these days–she also demonstrates considerable temperament and has a striking, beautifully colored instrument…feeling and energy are never lacking…Alieva’s is certainly one of the more beautiful and convincing voices I’ve heard confronting this repertory among the younger generation of singers; that and her glamorous person should carry her far…” —David Shengold, Opera News

“…Pace, pace mio Dio” is a gem–it’s rare to hear it so thrillingly performed…Pay attention to her…”
—Robert Levine, Classics Today.com

“…Alieva’s voice is a pleasure, strong and flexible with just the right hint of darkness, and a great sensitivity of phrasing. She is stunning in how she picks dazzling high notes out of the air and holds them with no apparent effort…”
—Mary Kunz Goldman, The Buffalo News

“Judging by this debut recital she seems well equipped to pursue a glorious career for years to come…”
— Göran Forsling, Music-Web International

“…Azerbaijan native Dinara Alieva has yet to emerge on the American opera scene, but she has sung in prominent venues all over Europe and Russia. With a powerful, secure soprano and a dramatic sensibility, she is a welcome addition on this recording…”
—Ronni Reich, The Newark Star Ledger

“…She sings very beautifully! … in this special case, I can’t help but think of Maria Callas when I hear Dinara Alieva…”…Alieva’s voice: a voice that moved me right from the start – that made me take pause, and left me unable to do anything except listen, marvel and enjoy…”
—Rosemarie Schmitt, Kultur-online.net

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