The programme entitled Masquerade (referring to the word 'mask'), is a series of exclusive aria recitals by a leading soloists of the Opera every Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. (every Friday and Sunday from 8 January 2021). The one-hour programmes feature pieces compiled by the singers themselves accompanied on the piano by a répétiteur of the institute. In the 2020 episodes, stars of the recitals were mostly Chamber Singers of the institute, who were joined on stage by guest artists. From 2021, further singers will appear in joint aria recitals. The performances are hosted by Dániel Mona, Melitta Gyüdi, or general director Szilveszter Ókovács.
Guest singer: Anatolij Fokanov
Featuring on piano: Sámuel Csaba Tóth
Host of the evening: Dániel Mona
Meyerbeer: Dinorah – Shadow Song ('Ombre légère')
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermnoor – Lucia's aria from Act 1 ('Regnava nel silenzio')
J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus – Adele's aria from Act 2 ('Mein Herr Marquis')
Debussy: Arabesque No. 1 – performed by Sámuel Csaba Tóth
Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades – Tomsky's Ballad from Act 1 – performed by Anatoly Fokanov
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera – Oscar's aria from Act 3 ('Saper vorreste')
Verdi: Rigoletto – Rigoletto and Gilda's duet ('Mio padre! Dio! mia Gilda!') – featuring Anatoly Fokanov
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Oct. 3, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020