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: Attila Fekete
Featuring on piano: Klára Jean
Hostess of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur – Princess de Bouillon's aria ('Acerba voluttà')
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Santuzza's aria ('Voi lo sapete, o Mamma')
Brahms: Intermezzo in A major (Op. 118, No. 2.) – performed by Klára Jean
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila – Dalila's aria from Act 2 ('Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix')
Donizetti: La favorita – Fernando's aria from Act 4 ('Spirto gentil, ne’ sogni miei') – performed by Fekete Attila
Wagner: Das Rheingold – Erda's aria ('Weiche Wotan! Weiche!')
Bizet: Carmen – Habanera ('L'amour est un oiseau rebelle')
Bizet: Carmen – Carmen and Don José's duet from Act 4 ('C'et toi! C'est moi!') – featuring Attila Fekete
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Oct. 24, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020