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Global acclaim for Belcore in “L’elisir d’amore”
February 10th, 2015
The American Baritone David Pershall gains global acclaim for his “excellent” and “truly comedic” rendition of Belcore which he performed with “impeccable technique” and “mellifluous tone” in his house debuts at the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) and Minnesota Opera.

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Voix des Arts: Best Artists of 2014
February 1st, 2015
“David has been named as one of Voix des Arts: Best Artists of 2014 along with Sarah Connolly, Ann Hallenberg, Heidi Melton, Michael Fabiano, and Steven LaBrie.

“Those who lament the current state of Verdi baritone singing are certain to not yet have heard American baritone David Pershall…”
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Nottingham in “Roberto Devereux” with OONY at Carnegie Hall
November 23rd, 2014
Praised as “passionate and resonant” in The New York Times and as “the surprise star of the opera” in Super Conductor for his premiere as Nottingham in “Roberto Devereux” at Carnegie Hall with Opera Orchestra New York.

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Count di Luna in “Il Trovatore” at Sarasota Opera
February 10th, 2014
The critics proclaim Pershall as “regal”, “vocally resplendent”, and “the evening’s clear highlight” in his role debut as Count di Luna in Il Trovatore at Sarasota Opera.

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Acclaim for Enrico in “Lucia di Lammermoor”
December 19th, 2013
“As Lucia’s pompous and short-sighted brother, Enrico, David Pershall demonstrated a virile baritone of impressive size and resonance.”
“[Pershall] also gave the most chilling moment of the production, when he laid down the law to Lucia, with as nasty a snarl as imaginable. It raised the hair on your arms.”
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