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P.I.Tchaikovsky Herman’s Aria â€œChto nasha zhizn'? Igra!”

from "The Queen of Spades" ("Pique Dame") 


Diction score - sheet music with IPA phonetics, word-by-word translation and grammatically correct translations


You can watch a VIDEO DICTION GUIDE for this aria here:


Here you can find recordings of this song by:


Vladimir Atlantov


Nikolaj Gedda


Vladimir Galouzine


Fragment from Film-opera: acting - Oleg Strizhenov, singing - Zurab Andzhaparidze



A quick and comprehensive tutorial on Russian phonetics:


Recordings of the full opera are available here:

You can listen to the full opera here:


Mariinsky Theatre (2015)


Film-opera (1960)


The Bolshoi Theatre (1982)

Tchaikovsky Herman's Aria "Chto nasha zhizn'?.." - DICTION SCORE

  • Tchaikovsky