Masquerade – Szilvia Rálik's aria recital (10 October 2020)

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Guest star of the 10 October 2020 Masquerade was Szilvia Rálik, Chamber Singer of the Hungarian State Opera for the 2014/15 season. Her aria recital was streamed live from the Eiffel Art Studios from 8:00 p.m. on Facebook and Origo.hu.

Szilvia Rálik has been a soloist of the Opera for nearly two decades. During her career she has sung the most dramatic soprano roles of opera literature, most significantly those of Verdi, Wagner and Puccini, some of whom will be evoked at the concert. Her achievements were awarded by the Liszt Award in 2014, the same year she became Chamber Singer of the Opera. In 2019, she was named Artist of Excellence. Her guest at Masquerade was Chamber Singer István Kovácsházi, who has been her partner on stage on several occasions. The suprise guest, Beáta Máthé, a young talent performed a rarity by Ferenc Erkel. The recital directed by Katalin Kovács was hosted by Dániel Mona, featured on the piano was Anikó Katona.

Programme:

Puccini: Turandot – Turandot's aria from Act 2 ("In questa reggia")
Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Pinkerton's aria ("Addio, fiorito asil") – performed by István Kovácsházi
Verdi: Macbeth – Lady Macbeth's aria from Act 3 ("La luce langue")
Erkel: György Brankovics – Mara's romance – performed by Beáta Máthé
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer – Senta's ballad ("Johohoe! Johohoe!")
Puccini: Tosca – Tosca and Cavaradossi's duet from Act 1 ("Non la sospiri, la nostra casetta") – featuring István Kovácsházi
Puccini: Manon Lescaut – Manon's aria from Act 2 ("In quelle trine morbide")
Lehár: Giuditta – Giuditta's entrance ("Olyan forró ajkamról a csók")

The performance can be seen HERE.

Photo by János Kummer