Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Apr. 1, 2007)
Armiliato; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 47 min.
The Audition, directed by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke, looks at the intense pressures young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts. The feature-length documentary takes you behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, where each year thousands of hopefuls compete for a cash prize, the chance to sing on the Met stage—and the opportunity to launch a major operatic career.