Global acclaim for Belcore in “L’elisir d’amore”

February 10th, 2015

Vienna State Opera

Kronen Zeitung

“David Pershall verhilft mit kraftstrotzender, durchdringender Stimme den eindimensionalen Belcore zu glaubhafter Gestalt.”

“David Pershall helped with a powerful characterization and a penetrating voice to change the one dimensional Belcore into a credible figure”.

–Florian Krenstetter


The Opera Critic

“Pershall made his mark, with a mellifluous tone, impeccable technique and just the right swaggering boisterousness for the role.”

–Moore Parker

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Adriana Kučerová (Adina), David Pershall (Belcore)
© Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn

Minnesota Opera

Belcore at Minnesota Opera
Leonardo Capalbo (Nemorino) David Pershall (Belcore)
© Minnesota Opera / Michal Daniel
Post Bulletin
“David Pershall was excellent as the rakish sergeant, Belcore.”
–Jay Furst

Aisle Say Twin Cities
“Pershall is a surprise, playing Belcore with just the right balance of arrogance and buffoonery. There is a thin threat of menace which keeps the tension interesting, and an obliviousness borne of unquestioned confidence that is truly comedic.”
–Michael J. Opperman

Twin Cities Pioneer Press
“The chief catalysts of the comedy are baritones David Pershall and Andrew Wilkowske, and each is outstanding in both voice and portrayal. Pershall keeps things appropriately over-the-top as the smarmy soldier, Belcore, his absurdly high confidence level a comic contrast to Nemorino’s defeatism.”
–Rob Hubbard