Singers making a big move

Singers making a big move


norman lebrecht

September 08, 2023

The New Zealand opera tenor Simon O’Neill has given up on AskonasHolt after two decades and moved to Michael Lewin’s little powerhouse in Vienna. He has just recorded Siegfried with Simon Rattle in Munich.

The Met’s Nicaraguan soprano Gabriella Reyes has also quit Askonas, in her case for Callan Coughlan at Promethean Artists.

The Canadian soprano Jane Archibald has dumped IMG Artists for Intermusica in London.

The Met mezzo J’nai Bridges (pictured) has consigned her European career to HarrisonParrott.

It’s all go before the season starts.



  • Paul Joschak says:

    Gosh! How interesting!

  • Emilee says:

    Not surprised about Simon as he gave up on marital fidelity more than 20 yrs ago, and sacrificed vocal fidelity more than 30 yrs ago.

    • Oh my. says:

      Wow. I wonder what the source of your bitterness is.

      • Emilee says:

        there’s a difference between talking sh*tty about a person and talking truth about a sh*tty person. I’m not bitter. I’m just sharing truth and fact. With a smile. He gave up his management, and I’m adding he gave up a lot of things over the years. If you don’t like it, just keep scrolling.

  • Eric says:

    An heroic Mime as Siegfried is apparently the best on offer these days.