…off-year Arseny Yakovlev’s powerful attractive timbre, his large stage gesture and brutal gaze
Gherman performed by Arseny Yakovlev appears as a lyrical hero. Falling in love with “heavenly creation” turns him into a real poet, able to express his feelings in an elegant, refined manner.
This was an amazing appearance in the Trio from «I Lombardi" of the youngest participant of the recital, the 2nd year student of the vocal department of the Choral Academy Arseny Yakovlev. Well, what can we expect from a 20 years old - tenor? Fluid unstable sound with a cock-childish tint. And when you hear not even a lyric-spinto, but a strong-spinto timbre with a dark bewitching “undercoat”, with individual coloring, it’s even a little scary
The voice of the young singer was pleasantly surprising with it’s beauty of the timbre, the fullness of the sound, the ease at reaching heights and the smooth transitions to the finest pianos. Each word of the aria was understandable and perceived by ear easily, without the painful overcoming of the language barrier. The audience enthusiastically accepted the performance, responded with generous applause