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How The Met Opera's Chorus Master Gets 150 To Sound Like One

Metropolitan Opera Chorus Master Donald Palumbo says a lot of his job is making sure singers with very different voices blend together. Here he works on Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet. 

Donald Palumbo is the Metropolitan Opera's chorus master. He tells NPR's Fresh Air about 'stagger breathing,' the ways singers protect their voices and his own lack of formal training.