La Cieca just received the official notice from the Metropolitan Opera that Linda Watson will sing Saturday night’s Isolde.

Your doyenne has received further inside information that the Met has secretly hired an Irish white witch to break the curse on the company’s current staging of the Wagner music drama by setting ablaze the sets and costumes in the prompter box brazier immediately following Saturday night’s performance.  The ceremony will be observed by as many of the singers who have performed Tristan and Isolde in this production as can fit into List Hall.