Critics the world over have proclaimed dramatic soprano Angela Renée Simpson’s voice wonderfully powerful, fascinating, thrilling and extraordinary. One of her most significant performances was with New York City Opera in the televised broadcast “Live from Lincoln Center” as Serena in George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Ms. Simpson “came close to stopping the show…brilliant” New York Daily News, and Ms. Simpson was perhaps the “grandest moment,” said The New York Times. Ms. Simpson performed the role of Cilla in Michigan Opera Theatre’s world premiere production of Richard Danielpour’s Margaret Garner, starring Denyce Graves and repeated the role with Opera Carolina. Her other North American performances include Chicago Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Carolina, Central City Opera, and Seattle Opera. Ms. Simpson reprised her signature role, Serena, in Graz, Austria, in a concert version of Porgy and Bess at the Styriarte Festival, under the baton of Maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The live performance was recorded and released under the RCA Red Seal label. Other European credits include La Scala Opera, Opéra Comique, Opéra Bastille, Théâtre Caen, Grande Theatre du Luxembourg, Oper der Stadt Köln, Théâtre Colon, and the Teatro San Carlo.