This is Cheryl Barker singing "Un bel di", in a production of Madama Butterfly created for her by Moffatt Oxenbould. I know you probably know that already. But Opera Australia has seen fit to post this trailer on YouTube with only the name of its next Cio-Cio San — Patricia Racette — in the associated text and tags. Whereas it seems like basic fairness to me that the person in the video be credited for it by name somewhere. So here's that somewhere.
And while I'm at it — and as it's some time since I just plain raved about her — isn't she just sensationally beautiful? I know I'm biased. Of course I am. Cheryl bias is the point of me. But there's a reason I'm so biased, and that's that she is insanely talented. She just is. En voilà la preuve.
Am I being petty about this? Perhaps. Is my own partiality affecting me? No doubt. But come on. It's basic YouTube etiquette to credit and tag the person in your video; this also ensures it shows up in searches for that person. It's probably also a good idea to clarify that the singer in your video and the singer you're promoting as the reason to see the show are not one and the same. Maybe I'd be less irritated by this if it was a different singer, but then again, maybe not.
Update: Whingeing on Twitter works! Opera Australia have now updated the credits and tags for this video to include the names of the performers involved. And, more significantly, they've also changed the text of the blurb itself — which previously said something like "If you need a reason to see Madama Butterfly, Patricia Racette is it" — to read "In 2011, Patricia Racette will sing the exquisite role of Cio-Cio San". Make of that what you will. Of course, none of this should have required whingeing, but it's still the desired result, so that will do for now.