A Bird's Waltz – Quando Volo

“You had better ask me. Her first name is Musetta…her surname is temptation. And it's her vocation to do just as she pleases, like a weather vane turning from lover to lover…and like a human harpy…she loves the taste of dead meat, and her favourite red meat is a man’s heart. She’s a vulture! That’s why my heart is dead. Now will you pass the bread…?” —Marcello

Based on the love triangle in Act II of La Bohème, Marcello the kingfisher is on a quest to win the affections of the beautiful and flirtatious Musetta, but she has her eye on a much older and wealthier bird.

Music from Puccini’s La bohème
Performed by English National Opera
Recorded live at the London Coliseum 2014

  • Mabelle Sawan
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Short Animation, Romance
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
Director - Mabelle Sawan