Biz news: Exodus swells at Columbia Artistsmain
The vice-president of Columbia’s opera department, Damon Bristo, has quit to become director of artistic administration at Opera Theatre of St Louis. He starts work next month, leaving a raft of premier singers semi-agentless at the shedlike company.
Also on the move is former Doug Sheldon artist Nelson Freire. He has gone to Opus3.
In other St Louis news, the soprano Patricia Racette joins Opera Theatre as artistic director of Young Artist Programs.