The celebrated photographer Lee Friedlander has done a somewhat bizarre series: portraits of the finalists of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the biggest singing competition in the US.
Click to see more. (btw, I sang a charity concert in NYC with the guy on the right)
The New York Times also carries a wonderful documentary piece on the competition. It’s not often that I read an article that makes me feel like I’m part of the action (though it may be because I’ve been in very similar situations myself).
the goal they are pursuing, a career on the opera stage, is difficult nearly to the point of being quixotic
There’s also a short video (though I found the written piece much more engaging to be honest):