According to this, Alexander Pereira's contract has been renewed until 2020 at La Scala Milan. Now we will stop worrying about him.
More news: after a disastrous Rigoletto in Vienna in December, Simon Keenleyside is taking 3 months off.
Lent and the Met announcement came together this year. It is remarkably similar to the Met-wiki announcement. Maybe I'll post something later. I put the HD stuff into the performance calendar.