"A sparkling future"

- Operatoonity.com

The show was filled to the fly space with standout performers. As Serena the widow... Simone Z. Paulwell’s soprano pipes blew the rafters off the theater in “My Man’s Gone Now”. What a sparkling future this young woman has!
— operatoonity.com
As Serena, Young Artist Simone Paulwell delivered an explosive My Man’s Gone Now”
— The Wall Street Journal
One of the opera’s greatest arias is My Man’s Gone Now, which expresses Serena Robbins’ deep grief at the fund-raising “saucer ceremony” following the unexpected death of her husband. District of Columbia’s soprano Simone Z. Paulwell’s performance was extraordinarily powerful.
— operawarhorses.com
Simone Z. Paulwell’s Serena overwhelmed in “My man’s gone now” (opera’s greatest lament since Dido’s in Purcell’s opera)
— classicstoday.com