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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Madama Butterfly

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This Saturday’s cartoon features the aria “Un bel di,” from Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, which just so happens to be Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast.

This aria appears in a segment from L’Opera Imaginaire, a beautiful 1993 collection of animated shorts based on opera arias. One word of warning for any parents with small children watching, though, this animated piece ends in much the same way as the opera.