In the spirit of our first production of the 2008-09 season, I thought I'd post this beautiful animation by Jonathan Hills set to Felicia Weathers singing "Un Bel Di Vedremo" from Madama Butterfly.
Here is a description of the L'opera Imaginaire series from IMDB:
Like Fantasia (1940) or Allegro Non Troppo (1977), L'Opéra Imaginaire (1993) is an assembly of animated short films based on classic music greats. Directed by some of the best European animators and artists, L'Opéra Imaginaire takes us through dance, theater, music and painting masterpieces. It uses several animation techniques, like stop-motion clay animation or CG characters.