As has happened at least once before, cher public, La Cieca went out on a limb and made a wrong prediction. Thank goodness in this case she only went with a blind item — so at least she hasn’t a whole egg on her face.

No, Joe Volpe will not be the new General Director of the New York City Opera. In the couple of days before the official announcement is made, La Cieca will throw her support behind the candidate whose election, however unlikely it may have seemed earlier, now is apparently inevitable.