Vladimir Bogachov

Vladimir Bogachov with Julia Gertseva

Bogachov is the, although less than logical, transcription used for his appearances in the West, for instance at the Met. Like with all Russian names ending on -ёв, you'll also find him as Bogachev, but almost never the way he should logically be transliterated, as Bogachjov. (Just think of Gorbachov/Gorbachev – who has ever seen "Gorbachjov" or at least "Gorbachyov"?)
Vladimir Bogachov was born in Moscow in 1959. In 1986, he finished the Moscow state conservatory (in tbe class of Zurab Sotkilava). In 1985, he was accepted at the Bolshoj. From 1986 to 1989, he was a member of the troupe there, and from 1989 to 1994, he appeared at the Bolshoj as a guest.

Vladimir Bogachev was the winner of the international competition "Belcanto" in Brussels (Grand Prix in 1983).

In his first year at the Bolshoj, he sang 12 main parts (a unique case in the history of the Bolshoj) in Russian and West-European operas. In 1986, he sang Werther with Elena Obraztsova.

From 1989, he began his international activity, not least at the Met.

He had a repertory of about 30 main parts, among them: José, Turiddu, Alfredo, Vodemon, Cavaradossi, Riccardo ("Ballo in maschera"), Almaviva, Vladimir Igorevich ("Knjaz Igor"), Duca, Canio, German, Otello.

Vladimir Bogachov sings Boris Godunov: Dmitrij! Carevich!, with Julia Gertseva
In RA format

Vladimir Bogachov sings Majskaja noch: Solnyshko nizko, vecher uzh blizko
In RA format
I would like to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the recording (Boris), the notes and picture.
I would like to thank Thomas Silverbörg for the recording (Majskaja noch).

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