Tenor Ilker Arcayürek. Photo: David Jerusalem

(Champs Hill)

It’s been a while since we’ve had a debut disc as engaging as this. Born in Istanbul, raised in Vienna, Ilker Arcayürek has the kind of airy, easily ringing tenor that puts across words beautifully, with power in reserve yet a hint of vulnerability too. Comparisons to Ian Bostridge are entirely appropriate, except that his poise will appeal to those who find Bostridge too fussy.

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Source: Opera News from the UK Guardian