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: Gabriella Létay Kiss
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Featuring on piano: Pálma Hidegkuti
Bellini: La sonnambula – Rodolfo's aria from Act 1 („Vi ravisso…”)
Rossini: The Barber of Seville – Don Basilio's aria from Act 1 („La calunnia è un venticello”)
Verdi: Don Carlos – King Philip's aria from Act 3 („Ella giammai m'amò”)
Catalani: La Wally – Wally's aria („Ebben! Ne andro lontana”) – featuring: Gabriella Létay Kiss
Wagner: The Flying Dutchman – Daland's aria from Act 2 („Mögst du, mein Kind, den fremden Mann?”)
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail – Blonde's aria from Act 1 („Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln”)
Kodály: Háry János – Uncle Marci's song („Ó, mely sok hal…”)
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Oct. 25, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020