"Weston Hurt gave the strongest performance of the evening as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father. Hurt was obviously given the vocal gift of a gorgeous baritone, which is golden, weighty, and clear. His performance was faultless — stylistically on the money, dramatically committed, and displaying a vocalism that was perfectly even from the top to the bottom of his range." Opera News
Weston's Germont continues to receive critical acclaim, with OperaClick calling his voice "rich in timbre and expressive intensity...a true Verdi baritone." The Seattle Times praised his "resonance and warmth" while Bachtrack applauded his "fine sense of humanity, firm legato, and silken pianissimi." The Stranger raved, "Hurt as Alfredo's bougie dad was just plain awesome."
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Weston brings his signature role of Germont in La traviata to Wisconsin in his Madison Opera debut. The standout cast, also starring Cecilia Violetta López in the title role and Mackenzie Whitney as Alfredo, will be directed by Fenlon Lamb.
Weston's 19/20 season includes two different role debuts in Die Fledermaus, first as Eisenstein at Amarillo Opera and then as Falke in his house debut at Fort Worth Opera; a house debut at Madison Opera in his signature role of Germont in La traviata; and a masterclass at UT Rio Grande Valley.
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