Irina Bogacheva

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Bogacheva, Irina Petrovna


Born Mar. 2, 1939, in Leningrad. Soviet Russian mezzo-soprano. People’s Artist of the USSR (1976).

Bogacheva graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory, where she was a student in the singing class of I. P. Timonova-Levando, in 1965. She received further training in Italy. In 1963 she became a soloist with the Leningrad Theater of Opera and Ballet. Bogacheva’s roles have included Marfa in Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Liubasha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride, the title role in Bizet’s Carmen, Dalila in Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, and Azucena, Amneris, and Eboli in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Aïda, and Don Carlo, respectively. Among her other roles have been the Commissar in Kholminov’s An Optimistic Tragedy, Marta in Petrov’s Peter the First, and Aksin’ia in Dzerzhinskii’s The Quiet Don.

Bogacheva makes concert tours abroad. She won first prize in the International Vocalists’ Competition in Rio de Janeiro in 1967. Bogacheva received the Glinka State Prize of the RSFSR in 1973.

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In the women's competition, Kyrgystan's Irina Bogacheva bolted free from 1996 Olympic champion Fatuma Roba in the 23rd mile to add the 2003 Rock 'n' Roll title to her 1999 win.
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Top 10 Marathon Finishers Men Place Name Age Country Time 1 Jomo Kororia 22 Kenya 2:12:56 2 Mohamed Nazipov 41 Russia 2:13:15 3 Luke Kibet 28 Kenya 2:14:12 4 Juan Carlos Cardona 28 Columbia 2:14:30 5 Elias Chelanga 28 Kenya 2:16:01 6 Paul Tangus 29 Kenya 2:16:27 7 Larryn Sanchez 28 VEN 2:17:38 8 Oleg Bolhovets 26 Russia 2:17:50 9 Hugo Jimenez 28 COL 2:21:12 10 Jackson Omweri 26 Kenya 2:29:18 Women Place Name Age Country Time 1 Irina Bogacheva 41 KGZ 2:28:06 2 Olga Kovpotina 33 UKR 2:28:42 3 Tatiana Titova 37 Russia 2:32:01 4 Larisa Timkina 36 Moldovia 2:36:15 5 Anfisa Kossatcheva 36 Russia 2:38:15 6 Natalia Galushko 31 BLR 2:38:44 7 Dorothy Gach 31 IL, USA 2:53:46 8 Wendy Hall 33 GA, USA 2:55:45 9 Suzanne Clemmer 23 NC, USA 3:05:15 10 Carrie Greenway 23 TN, USA 3:10:54
Bor shattered the local mark of 2:10:19, set 11 years ago, and Irina Bogacheva of Kyrgyzstan won the women's division with an unofficial time of two hours 30 minutes 32 seconds.
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Then it was Irina Bogacheva of Kyrgzstan and Kiplagat who together ran away from the pack.