The Met may get an unexpected donation of up to $20 million under the terms of a gift originally given to a Washington D.C. opera company.
But a report in the Wall Street Journal says the opera company is in talks to be taken over by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The Journal says the donations will be taken back and given to the Metropolitan Opera in New York if the company goes through with the planned merger.
Casey's lawyer Brendan Sullivan Jr. says he expects the opera house to abide by the agreement. A spokesman for the opera house says it will. A spokesman for the Met declined to comment.