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Complete role text reading by syllables by a native speaker for the role of Vaudemont from Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta" (Original text, not including Soviet adaptation)


The recordings are well structured and easy to navigate.



A quick and comprehensive tutorial on Russian phonetics:


You can listen to the full opera here:

Please note that the text varies - in the versions before 1990 it is the Soviet adaptation of the text which excludes all mentioning of God and religion. After 1990 theatres started to use either the original text or a combination of two texts (like in the Mariinsky theatre recording from 2009 below).


Mariinsky Theatre (2009)


Theatre of Opera and Ballet of the St.Petersburg State Conservatory (2018)


Film-opera (1963)


The Bolshoi Theatre (1982)

Diction Audio Guide - Vaudemont from "Iolanta"

  • Tchaikovsky