As Opera Chic wrote a while ago, the production of Andrea Chenier that was supposed to be directed by Terry Gilliam, in a smart & heavily hyped move, with Marcelo Alvarez as Chenier, has lost director and star. As of now, six months from la prima, four months from the start of ticket sales, they're stuck with Cedolins and Bruson, with no staging and no director (see Scala official website screencaps here, published as fair use). Nicolas Joel was supposed to pick up the responsibility for the staging, but that deal fell apart as well, as la Scala's website indicates.
Now OC hears that Chenier may very well -- in a very VERY unusual move -- be scrapped in favor of another opera.
The question is, which opera would replace Chenier? It may be Butterfly. And the surprises could keep coming. We'll keep ya posted