Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

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Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby wolverine » 2020-01-01, 18:37

Can I be a butthole and ask for a translation if anyone has the free time? This is a piece I really love by a favorite opera singer of mine and I would like to know what he's singing about. I can only pick out a few words. Note, I did ask if it was okay to share this.

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Re: Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby RCA » 2020-01-09, 14:46

Hello, I hope I'm not too late! Here you are the lyrics in English and Ukrainian:

You didn’t tell anything
You preferred to keep silent to others
But won’t you find a word
Even for your friend?

I believed in the sincere heart
In the flaming honest soul
Do I really have to believe now
In the perfidious betrayal?

We walked the same way
Behaved like faithful friends
We put the same saddle
Under our heads in the steppe.

On the ride, in the camp
We shared a piece of bread
The same coat warmed us
We drank from the same cup

I loved you like my son
I loved you like my brother
But you don’t have a word for me now
That execution is around the corner…

It isn’t scary to be killed in battle
But disgrace is laid on everybody
By this shameful death
For betrayal, for an insidious one…

Not like judge, but like father
Like brother’s brother I beg you -
Break your silence!
I beseech, I adjure you!


* * *

Не розповів нічого
Волів мовчать при других
Невже не знайдеш слова
Ти навіть і для друга?

Я в щире серце вірив
В палку правдиву душу
Невже в підступну зраду
Тепер повірить мушу?

Шляхом одним ішли ми
Велись, як вірні друзі
Одне сідельце клали
Під голови у лузі.

В поході, на постої
Шмат хліба ми ділили
Одна нас бурка гріла
З одного кубка пили.

Кохав тебе, як сина
Кохав тебе, як брата
Нема й для мене слова
Коли чекає страта…

В бою не страшно вмерти
Але на всіх неславу
Кладе ця смерть ганебна
За зраду, за лукаву.

Не як суддя, а як батько
Як брата брат тебе благаю
Урви своє мовчання!
Прошу я, заклинаю!


P.S. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any text on the internet, so i had to put down what I heard in the video. Don't hesitate to report any mistakes (you know, opera singers do not always sing clearly), better versions of the English translation are also welcome. :)
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Re: Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby wolverine » 2020-01-16, 0:00

RCA wrote:Hello, I hope I'm not too late! Here you are the lyrics in English and Ukrainian:

You didn’t tell anything
You preferred to keep silent to others
But won’t you find a word
Even for your friend?

I believed in the sincere heart
In the flaming honest soul
Do I really have to believe now
In the perfidious betrayal?

We walked the same way
Behaved like faithful friends
We put the same saddle
Under our heads in the steppe.

On the ride, in the camp
We shared a piece of bread
The same coat warmed us
We drank from the same cup

I loved you like my son
I loved you like my brother
But you don’t have a word for me now
That execution is around the corner…

It isn’t scary to be killed in battle
But disgrace is laid on everybody
By this shameful death
For betrayal, for an insidious one…

Not like judge, but like father
Like brother’s brother I beg you -
Break your silence!
I beseech, I adjure you!


* * *

Не розповів нічого
Волів мовчать при других
Невже не знайдеш слова
Ти навіть і для друга?

Я в щире серце вірив
В палку правдиву душу
Невже в підступну зраду
Тепер повірить мушу?

Шляхом одним ішли ми
Велись, як вірні друзі
Одне сідельце клали
Під голови у лузі.

В поході, на постої
Шмат хліба ми ділили
Одна нас бурка гріла
З одного кубка пили.

Кохав тебе, як сина
Кохав тебе, як брата
Нема й для мене слова
Коли чекає страта…

В бою не страшно вмерти
Але на всіх неславу
Кладе ця смерть ганебна
За зраду, за лукаву.

Не як суддя, а як батько
Як брата брат тебе благаю
Урви своє мовчання!
Прошу я, заклинаю!


P.S. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any text on the internet, so i had to put down what I heard in the video. Don't hesitate to report any mistakes (you know, opera singers do not always sing clearly), better versions of the English translation are also welcome. :)


OMG, thanks so much!!! I really appreciate you going to all that effort.

Also I see you're from Kharkiv. I really want to see Kharkiv, mainly to go to the opera. Other houses have wonderful singers, but oy, there is only one Sergey Kryzhnenko. Big fan of a few other Ukrainian singers too. Can't beat Ukrainian sopranos for huge, pure white voices.
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Re: Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby RCA » 2020-01-17, 19:30

Yes, Kryzhnenko lives here and sings at the local Opera, but, frankly speaking, I never heard of him before... :oops:

You may also like this, I guess. :)
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Re: Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby wolverine » 2020-01-17, 23:22

RCA wrote:Yes, Kryzhnenko lives here and sings at the local Opera, but, frankly speaking, I never heard of him before... :oops:

You may also like this, I guess. :)


Lucky you lol. So jealous. We have an opera house here, and I saw some great performances there...but Sergey's voice has a unique way of pulling at both your soul and adrenal glands. Just a huge brilliant burst of energy. I LOVE him.

My other favorite singer I really want to hear live some day is the dramatic soprano Alla Myshakova, she's awesome. This is half my motivation for learning Ukrainian :D

Thanks for the link, that guy has a beautiful voice. I'll find you one of Alla Myshakova too, hold on

Update: Here she is performing some Tchaikovsky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa78syaQusg
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Re: Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby RCA » 2020-01-20, 15:37

I can see at least 5 operas at the local opera house in which you have a chance of enjoying both Kryzhnenko and Mishakova, so you definitely have to come here. :)

Have you already started learning Ukrainian?
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Re: Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby wolverine » 2020-01-20, 17:51

RCA wrote:I can see at least 5 operas at the local opera house in which you have a chance of enjoying both Kryzhnenko and Mishakova, so you definitely have to come here. :)

Have you already started learning Ukrainian?


Yes, but I only speak a tiny bit of Ukrainian. Tried to save up for an opera a few times, but then something broke or my dog needed surgery...starting some new work soon so will have an easier time saving up. So this year's project is basically a) save up and b) improve my Ukrainian language skills
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Re: Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby RCA » 2020-01-21, 16:28

A good thing about Ukraine is that it's cheap for travelling. As to the language, I hope this forum will be of help to you, feel free to consult native speakers here. 8-)
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Re: Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby wolverine » 2020-01-22, 22:43

RCA wrote:A good thing about Ukraine is that it's cheap for travelling. As to the language, I hope this forum will be of help to you, feel free to consult native speakers here. 8-)


Good to know. Anything else I should know when I make it over for some opera? :)
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Re: Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby RCA » 2020-01-23, 16:34

Hmm... The best thing in Kharkiv is its parks, imho, so if you like parks, you're gonna probably like the city too. There is one just near the Opera house (see from 5:37 and onwards):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PWhRwRQqr8

The rest (transportation, accomodation, meals, etc.) is pretty standard, I guess. :roll:
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Re: Song lyrics from the opera Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Postby wolverine » 2020-01-24, 3:47

RCA wrote:Hmm... The best thing in Kharkiv is its parks, imho, so if you like parks, you're gonna probably like the city too. There is one just near the Opera house (see from 5:37 and onwards):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PWhRwRQqr8

The rest (transportation, accomodation, meals, etc.) is pretty standard, I guess. :roll:


Thanks. I do love going for walks in parks!
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