Posted at 8:53 AM on September 21, 2007
by Rex Levang
Last year at this time, one widely reported story was opening night at the Metropolitan Opera: a production of "Madam Butterfly" that made prominent use of puppets.
What does it take to handle a puppet on the Met stage? It turns out the auditions are rigorous; get a backstage glimpse here.
And for more backstage glimpses of this season's opening night, listen to Performance Today on Monday.