As commenter paddypig points out, something fishy seems to be going on with the Puccini 150th Anniversary Gala presented by Dicapo Opera Theatre, scheduled for this Monday night.

As of this evening, the company’s website still advertises “Daniela Dessi, Fabio Armiliato, Francisco Casanova, Aprile Millo, Francesca Patané and others” even though certainly Millo is not appearing (she says she never agreed) and, per paddypig, all singers’ names have disappeared from the advertising for the gala on the Jazz at Lincoln Center site except for Renata Scotto as hostess. So what’s the deal with the sudden shift in personnel: snow emergency or bad planning?