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fluorescentCONFIRMED UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: The Metropolitan Opera has confirmed that tonight’s performance of L’italiana in Algeri  has been canceled, as La Cieca reported earlier this evening. 

UPDATE: A source close to the Met reveals that the cancellation of the last act of Guillaume Tell this afternoon was not caused by a problem with the scenery, as was announced. In fact, the performance was curtailed after it was discovered “somebody dumped an unknown white powder into the pit following act 3.”

?Reported on Facebook: “After a long delay at intermission, the Met cancelled the final act of today’s matinee performance of Guillaume Tell. Unspecified issue with the scenery.”

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