Nicholas Simpson has been praised by Opera News for his performances which “immediately seized attention with his full- bodied, brightly projected voice.” An award-winning tenor, Nicholas’ singing has taken him to all seven continents in repertoire stretching from Broadway to opera. His roles include Cavaradossi in Tosca (Maryland Symphony), Charles II in Prince of Players (Little Opera Theatre of NY), Tannhäuser (Apotheosis Opera), Kronprinz in Silent Night (Fort Worth Opera), Paul in Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt with Cleveland Opera. Cleveland Classical noted that he was “... splendid as Paul, negotiating a punishingly high and demanding vocal line with strength and agility.”
In July of 2021, Nicholas made his Lincoln Center debut as Almaviva in the Barber of Seville with Teatro Nuovo, and was praised by the New York times for his "bright sound and expansive lyricism ," and by Opera Wire as a "fantastic young tenor at his best, combining compelling acting with technical virtuosity." This summer, Nicholas will sing the tenor solos in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and Mozart’s Missa Brevis with the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, and traveled to Latvia to sing in the Riga Jurmala festival. Later this season, Nicholas will return to Lincoln Center with Teatro Nuovo in to sing Paolo Erisso in Maometto II.