Most people hear Wicked Witch of the West, but after watching the democratic debates tonight, I finally figured out what Hillary's laugh reminds me of (30-seconds):
Gaaaah! I may never be able to watch Amadeus again...
While I love Mozart, I don't really have much opera experience. Some years ago I attended a wonderful performance of the young Cecilia Bartoli, who is best known for her interpretations of Mozart and Rossini. Born in Rome 1966, she was just 30 when I saw her. She is a considered a coloratura mezzo-soprano with an unusual timbred voice. I was taken with the fullness of her voice, and also how much fun she had with the songs, how much life she put into her performance. The audience really responded to her lively, vivacious stage persona.
Here then is Chay-CHEEL-ya performing Agitata da due Venti, from Vivaldi's Griselda. It's a song about waves raging in a strong sea. See how the music and the notes flow through her like an electric current as she captures those big waves crashing (6-minutes):
Okay, that's better -- now I can get that horrible debate laugh out of my brain. ps, I would DIE to have Cecilia's hair!