Welcome To The ‘American Idol’ Of The Opera World

March 6th, 2015

The Huffington Post | 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.

“[Winning the National Council Auditions] was a direct link to starting my career,” famed soprano Angela Meade told The Huffington Post.

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