Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor

Portland Opera

"Weston Hurt‘s Enrico was played with cool, calculating cruelty. Enrico’s a weird character, his obsession with revenge and avoiding his own ruin can be paired with a sort of incestuous vibe for Lucia, but Hurt chose instead to show a brother who really never liked his sister much anyway. Hurt was in fine voice, too, carrying his part with aplomb and fierceness. His bulk was magisterial and believable in more ways than one."
– Lilith Saintcrow, Ragged Feathers

Arizona Opera

"Weston Hurt was a glowering bully for whom the weak minded Lucia was no match. He sang with vigorous dark tones and energized his lines with conviction."
– Maria Nockin, Music & Vision

"Director Kristine McIntyre brought out the gothic darkness of Donizetti's tale by allowing the singers to develop their characters beyond the libretto. It was artistically commendable, with a dignified humanity that invited us to be voyeurs to someone else's heartbreak, with a superb cast of singers that included the commanding baritone Weston Hurt in the role of Enrico."
– Cathalena Burch, Arizona Daily Star


Talbot in Maria Stuarda

Seattle Opera

"Supporting roles were exceptionally well taken by Weston Hurt (an empathetic Talbot) and Michael Todd Simpson..."
– Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times

"Representing the portion of the English nobility who were deeply troubled by England’s break with universal Catholicism, Hurt’s portrayal of Talbot was sympathetically drawn and well-sung."
– William Burnett, Opera Warhorses

“Baritone Weston Hurt, as Talbot, was, as always, steady and sympathetic.”
- Mark Mandel, Opera News

"Weston Hurt created a wonderfully empathetic Talbot, whose pleas for mercy went by the wayside."
– James Bash, Northwest Reverb

"American baritone Weston Hurt was an elegant and musical Talbot, featuring a nicely delivered vocal line."
– Carlos J. Lopez, Opera World