October 9, 2015
Verismo Communications is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for baritone Weston Hurt, whose signature roles are the complex, menacing, cajoling heroes and villains immortalized by Verdi, Puccini, and Donizetti.
This season Hurt makes role debuts as two of the operatic repertoire's most formidable villains – Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca and Iago in Verdi's Otello. He returns to Seattle Opera for major role debuts as Talbot in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda and the title character in Verdi's Nabucco, inaugurates the Berkshire Opera Festival as Sharpless in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, and makes his New Orleans Opera debut in his signature role of Germont in Verdi's La traviata. During a brief hiatus from his onstage manipulations and pleading, Weston will mentor students at the University of Texas at Austin's Sarah and Ernest Butler Opera Center.