I may be the only person in operaland who cares about this, but City Journal's recent puff piece on Abu Dhabi (as urbane and reform-minded as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan might be, his relatives have famously sponsored the worst sort of hate-filled filth) does offer this somewhat-reassuring non-news:
[Abu Dhabi] has approached New York’s Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center about a partnership, though executives say that no deal is imminent.It also discusses some of the opposition to such name-lending projects.
[Turandot, at Domingo's WNO] will be conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson, wife of the Met's General Manager Peter Gelb, in her company debut.Never heard her perform, myself.
Also, Radvanovsky's singing Lucrezia Borgia there.
UPDATE (10:20PM): Maury notes that Dallas Opera has a two-season announcement up, including a new Jake Heggie version of Moby-Dick. Success in such an adaptation seems wildly improbable to me, but if anyone can pull it off perhaps it's Gene Scheer, whose libretto of An American Tragedy was masterful.