Do not like fire! Did not want!
After checking out the photos of ballerinas in the link in this comment by Andrew at my previous post, I did the things enumerated in my reply to him, and then ran across this brief YouTube delight (not the same video linked in my reply) from the inimitable (sorry, Babs) Fanny Brice. She humorously blurs the line between coloratura and cackle. If only she were around now to parody the likes of Celine Dion and Mariah Carey!