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The Italian Review

The Italian Review, 2006

by Nino Patano 

"...The role of Sergeant Belcore was robustly sung by Claudio Mascarenhas whose portrayal made the most of this one dimensional character.You found yourself instantly liking the boastful braggart because Mascarenhas also made him have a charming insouciance that was endearing. Mascarenhas Act 2 duet with Nemorino “Venti Scudi” was adroitly done with panache and zest. Macarenhas' bass baritone has a pleasing quality that can be quite impressive combined with dynamic stage presence."