La Cieca extends her congratulations to her little sister Opera Chic for a namecheck in the AP story by Ronald Blum on the Met’s 2009-10 production cutbacks. According to Blum’s story, dropping Ghosts of Versailles from the Met’s repertoire will save “more than $1 million.”

In the unfortunately ongoing “more bad news” section, La Cieca has learned that San Francisco Opera’s costcutting measures will include dropping Peter Grimes from next season.