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 AskonasHolt.
It’s all go before the season starts.