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: István Kovácsházi
Featuring on piano: Anikó Katona
Host of the evening: Dániel Mona
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')
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
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Oct. 10, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020