Schmopera: Milan Milisavljević is the Met’s new principal Violist

After 12 seasons as Assistant Principal Violist of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, 2018/19 will mark Milan Milisavljević’s first season as Principal Violist. It’s rare in North America for a player to move up within his own orchestral section, and Milisavljević is only the fifth person to hold his new post since the founding of the Met.
We spoke with Milisavljević about the unique psychology of blind auditions – playing behind a screen, so the player’s identity is unknown – and the ups and downs of playing in the pit for one of the world’s most iconic, news-worthy opera companies.” -Schmopera, full feature here.