Opera Chic told her readers ages ago; the Italian press reports today (in La Stampa). No Gilliam, no Alvarez, no Chenier, no Oren. La Scala's old Butterfly sets will be dug out of the Ansaldo warehaus, and Fiorenza Cedolins will be Cio Cio San. The conductor? La Stampa guesses it'll be maestro Chung.
We'll see. But how sad that an allegedly first-tier house such as la Scala has to lower themselves to recycle singers and sets after they prove themselves unable to keep a production together.