This is a uniquely beautiful SL machinima from Cassie Middles, not just for its swooping camerawork, its wonderful use of focus effects and its dynamic lighting/shadow, but also because of Cassie herself -- in real life she's a veteran opera singer, and she sings into her mic while moving around her avatar. ("Green Finch and Linnet Bird", in this case, from Sweeney Todd.)
"I sang in an opera company when I was ten until I was about thirteen, including in being in shows like The Magic Flute and A Christmas Carol," she tells me. "Broadway style music is my favorite because of it, especially operettas."
She was with a renowned company on the East Coast, but didn't actually join Second Life to perform live in-world: "I found SL when wanting to find a better Harry Potter role play sim than just HPRPG," as she puts it. (Her full SL name: CassandraMiddles Resident.)
"There's no [opera singing] career in Second Life, aside from nervously adding these videos on here." On that point, I think many readers might disagree.