Welcome To The 'American Idol' Of The Opera World

March 6, 2015 2:30 PM

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Welcome To The 'American Idol' Of The Opera World

This year fifteen hundred competitors sang their hearts out in front of a table of judges for the chance to be launched into stardom. But they weren't singing pop ballads to get on television screens -- they were singing opera arias for a chance to compete on stage at the Metropolitan Opera.

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions have been a tradition since the 1930s and are designed to find budding opera stars in their formative years.

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