Lovely Opera Chic reader Donna Anna has so graciously pointed us towards this retraction in today's New York Times blurb "No Opera Debut for Sofia Coppola", which states that the planned directing of Montpellier's 2009-10 Manon Lescaut with Roberto Alagna by Sofia Coppola is false false false, and that, "She [Coppola] has no knowledge of nor has she agreed to direct a production there." Opera Chic had reported the curious news here a week ago.
...looks like someone is even flakier than Alagna (it is Coppola). *oh snap* oh no she didn't! omg ok j/k j/k playin'. We teh ♥ Coppole. Coppolas. and ♥ the Alagne. Alagnas.