MISCHIEF AND MADNESS
3:00PM Saturday August 13
A&I Hall, Bangalow
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.
DONIZETTI Don Pasquale: “Quel guardo il cavaliere”* (arr. Rotar)
MOZART Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498 for clarinet, viola and piano‡^
DONIZETTI Lucia Di Lammermoor Act III,*+
Mad Scene: “Ardon Gl'Incensi-Spargi D'Amaro Pianto” (arr. Rotar)
THE TALE OF DON QUIXOTE
STRAUSS Don Quixote, Op. 35‡~
RAVEL Don Quichotte à Dulcinée M.84#
IBERT Chansons de Don Quichotte#
DE FALLA El retablo de maese Pedro: Finale#
LEIGH/DARION Man of La Mancha#
Alexandra Flood Soprano*
Alexander York Baritone#
Ashley Smith Clarinet^
James Wannan Viola‡
Vatche Jambazian Piano^
Jonathan Henderson Flute+
Jonathan Békés Cello~
Southern Cross Soloists
SXS Next Gen Artists
Duration: 120 minutes, with a 20 minute interval