Romance, chivalry and midnight madness feature in this ‘high drama’ program of illustrious, but misplaced, gallantry and heroism. Virtuoso coloratura soprano, Alexandra Flood promises to thrill with her extraordinary vocal techniques in two iconic Donizetti arias. Opening with Norina’s aria from comic opera, Don Pasquale, which pokes fun at an unsuspecting gallant knight that Norina has used her expert charms on, Alexandra will also perform the most challenging of all coloratura arias, Lucia’s Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor. SXS will perform Mozart’s witty Kegelstatt Trio (named after Mozart’s favourite game of skittles) for clarinet, viola and piano. The second half of the program explores the 17th century tale of Don Quixote: The Ingenious Nobleman Mister Quixote of La Mancha. American Baritone, Alexander York takes on the role of Don Quixote, in works inspired by this enigmatic tale by Ravel, Strauss, Ibert, De Falla and Leigh/Darion’s Man of La Mancha.