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: Erik Gál
Featuring on piano: Katalin Doman
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Puccini: Tosca – Cavaradossi's aria from Act 3 („E lucevan le stelle”)
Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah – Delilah's aria from Act 2 („Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix”) – performed by Erika Gál
Bizet: Carmen – Don José's aria from Act 2 („La fleur que tu m'avais jetée”)
Erkel: Bánk bán (The Viceroy Bánk) – Duet of Bánk and Gertrudis from Act 2 („Bánk bán! Te itt?”) – featuring Erika Gál
Wagner: Die Walküre – Wonnegesang („Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond”)
Wagner: Lohengrin – Gralserzählung („In fernem Land”)
Wagner: Parsifal – Finale („Nur eine Waffe taugt”)
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Oct. 18, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020