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: Alexandru Agache
Featuring on piano: Pálma Hidegkuti
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – Sarastro's aria in F major
Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio – Osmin's aria from Act 3
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra – Fiesco's aria from the Prologue
Giordano: Andrea Chénier – Gérard's monologue – performed by Alexandru Agache
Puccini: La bohème – Colline's aria from Act 4
Verdi: Rigoletto – Duet of Rigoletto and Sparafucile from Act 1 – featuring: Alexandru Agache
Donizetti: Il campanello – Don Annibale's aria from Act 1
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Nov. 1, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020