Apr 15, 2005 — Tomorrow afternoon, North Country Public Radio will air a live performance of The Magic Flute, performed by the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. This is the 74th year of the Met broadcast. It's a tradition here in New York and Vermont. Across the world, eleven million people hear great voices like Renee Fleming and legendary conductors like James Levine. Opera has a reputation that's more high culture than blue collar. But every week, the Met's broadcasts rely on an invisible army of tradesmen. For every singer, there's a carpenter. For every musician, there's a seamstress or a truck driver. Brian Mann visited the Met recently, for a glimpse of this behind-the-scenes world. He sends this audio postcard.