Born in Moscow to a family of musicians in 1992, tenor Arseny Yakovlev studied voice at the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory and continued his vocal studies at the Academy of Choral Arts under Prof. Dmitry Vdovin. He was then invited to join the Young Artists Program at the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow, where he continued his studies with Maestro Vdovin.
In 2012 at the age of 19, Yakovlev made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. He was also heard in a number of other supporting roles in operas including La Traviata, Carmen, Le Nozze di Figaro, The Maid of Orleans and Iolanta. While at the Bolshoi, Yakovlev took part in many concerts of the Bolshoi Stage as well as in other concert halls.
In June of 2016, Yakovlev sang his first performance of Lensky in Eugene Onegin in Belgrade. In December of the same year, he made his debut with the Latvian National Opera in Riga in the same role. In June of 2017, the artist will make his French operatic debut as Lensky with the Opera National de Paris. Yakovlev will make his Spanish opera debut in Mallorca this spring as Macduff in Macbeth. He will also sing Macduff for his debut at Opera de Lyon in 2018.
Other roles in his developing repertoire include Ismaele in Nabucco, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Prince Vladimir in Prince Igor and Alfredo in La Traviata.