Irina Petrovna Bogacheva

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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Venues The Moscow State Conservatory The Moscow International House of Music (Dom Muziki) The Tchaikovsky State Concert Hall Hosts Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography OSCONCERT President of the Organizing Committee of the Competition Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich Vice president of the Organizing Committee of the Competition Alexander Sergeevich Sokolov (Minister of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation) Divisions Piano, Violin, Cello, Vocal Jury presidents Piano - Nikolay Arnoldovich Petrov Violin - Vladimir Theodorovich Spivakov Cello - Natalia Nikolaevna Shakhovskaya Vocal - Irina Petrovna Bogacheva General sponsor Toyota Motor Corporation Official competition website www.