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You Can Catch Our Act at the Met

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.