With some of the most beautiful and soulful music in the world created by Russian composers, and with such great operas as Eugene Onegin, The Queen of Spades, Prince Igor, Khovanschina written in the Russian language, non-Russian singers are not short of the desire to explore Russian operatic and song repertoire in all its depth. However, unfamiliar style, cryptic Cyrillic alphabet and lack of experience in Russian pronunciation often stop singers from singing in Russian.
It is sad, yet joyful, on a silent summer’s night, in a voiceless wood, to hear a Russian song. Here we find unlimited sadness without hope. Here, also is unconquerable strength and the unalterable stamp of Fate; here, also is iron predestination, one of the primitive foundations of the Russian national identity, through which much can be explained which seemed inexplicable in Russian life.
Alexei K. Tolstoy
This resource is dedicated to giving help and support to singers who are learning Russian repertoire. You can explore the free learning resources for selected opera arias or art songs. You are also welcome to contact us to ask a question about Russian classical or folk repertoire or to book a coaching session.