- Some "out" entries reflect not so much lack of relevance as lack of, well, continuing to be alive.
- Some entries are specific to Virginia Opera. You'd have to be familiar with us to fully appreciate those, perhaps.
IN: Philip Glass as dean of American opera composers
OUT: Carlisle Floyd as dean of American opera composers
IN: HD Met Opera Transmissions at your cineplex
OUT: PBS "Great Performances" of Met Opera performances on your TV
IN: Jonas Kaufmann
OUT: Juan Diego Florez
OUT: Ravi Shankar
IN: Wearing jeans to the opera
OUT: Wearing furs to the opera
IN: Fabio Luisi
OUT: James Levine
IN: Placido Domingo, baritone
OUT: Placido Domingo, tenor
IN: Giant tongues in Hansel and Gretel (Met style)
OUT: Gingerbread houses in Hansel and Gretel (Met style)
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