It is reported by the St. Petersburg Conservatory.

“With deepest regret, we inform you that on September 19, 2019, the People's Artist of the USSR, an honorary citizen of St. Petersburg, professor, head of the solo singing department of the St. Petersburg Conservatory Irina Petrovna Bogacheva,” the statement said.

It is specified that information about the farewell to Bogacheva will be announced later.

Earlier, Channel Five reported the death of the Soviet actress and theater teacher Valentina Zimnaya.