Some more information on the opera - I am a cast member and attended a screening in London a few weeks ago.
It is a great animation, full of humour with clever effects. Lead artists are from the European Opera Centre, as well as children Matthew Smith, Bea Manning, Nicholas Smith, Edward Weston who are also members of the New London Childrens Choir who take on the chorus of the opera, with the BBC Singers. All singing is very good, the adult solos are all very acommplished with good diction and the child soloists are obviously the best around. All language is English.
The opera was commisioned by the BBC and will be shown over easter.
Overall I think this is a great take on the opera, with a lot of quirky effects and subtle humour. Buy it!!