After Jason heroically sacrificed sleep in the name of art, I tried myself to get tickets this morning. The opera La Cenerentola is indeed sold out the week we're there. Boo! However, I scored two tickets to the ballet Cendrillon! Hurray!
The tickets are not next to each other, but I believe they are behind each other (that, or they are on opposite sides of the house. You know how funky theater seating charts can be!). I can live with that in return for seeing Nureyev's ballet in Paris at the Bastille theater.
Hmm... I feel a sudden need for a fur stole and jewels.