This season Weston adds two new roles to his repertoire: Creon in Cherubini's Medea and John Perribyngle in Riccardo Zandonai's Il grillo del focolare, based on the Dickens novella The Cricket on the Hearth. But first – Weston starts off the season in a return to Seattle Opera, his operatic home away from home, to sing Sharpless in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. While in Seattle, Weston will continue his commitment to shaping the next generation of artists, presenting a masterclass at Seattle Opera's Summer Academy at Marrowstone. Later this season, he'll sing Scarpia, one of opera's most reviled villains, in a house debut with Nashville Opera's Tosca, and will also debut at Teatro Grattacielo in Il grillo and Opera Omaha in Medea.