Debutante saves Vienna’s Don Carlo

Debutante saves Vienna’s Don Carlo


norman lebrecht

September 12, 2019

Anja Harteros has called in sick.

Her replacement tonight is Dinara Alieva, a soprano from Baku who will be making her Vienna debut.

Photo: Pavel Vaan


  • batonbaton says:

    I love both singers – good wishes for both if for different reasons – swift recovery and a brilliant debut

  • eyal braun says:

    Dinara Alieva is a great soprano. Heard her as Leonora in Trovatore in Israeli opera, she made huge impression

  • Yes Addison says:

    It may be a Vienna debut in that role, but not a house debut. She has appeared as Donna Elvira, Tatiana, Mimi, and Liu there in the past.

  • Mike Schachter says:

    It is remarkable how many fine singers, especially sopranos, emerge from the ex-Soviet. An appalling political system but musically productive.

    • Petros Linardos says:

      Compared to previous decades, isn’t there currently a disproportionate number of prominent eastern European singers ? What has changed in the west?

  • Olga says:

    Dinara Alieva is a permanent soloist of the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre since 2009 and she performed as guest soloist in several opera houses.