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: Klára Kolonits
Featuring on piano: Balázs Kálvin
Hostess of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito – Sextus's aria from Act 1 ('Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio')
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots – Urbain's aria from Act 1 ('Nobles seigneurs, salut!')
Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri – Isabella's aria from Act 2 ('Per lui che adoro')
Bellini: Norma – Norma's aria from Act 1 ('Casta diva') – performed by Klára Kolonits
Bellini: Norma – Adalgisa and Norma's duet from Act 1 ('Alcun s’avanza… Oh! Rimembranza…') – featuring Klára Kolonits
Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecchi – Romeo's cavatina from Act 1 ('Se Romeo t'uccise un figlio')
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia – Rosina's cavatina from Act 1 ('Una voce poco fa')
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Oct. 17, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020