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: Kinga Kriszta
Hostess of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Donizetti: La favorita – Fernando's romance from Act 1 ('Una vergine, un' angel di Dio')
Verdi: Messa da Requiem – Ingemisco
Bartók: Evening in the Village – performed by Kálmán Szennai
Erkel: Hunyadi László – László's aria from Act 1 ('Van végre néhány nyugodt pillanat... Ó, szállj hozzám ég angyala')
Erkel: Hunyadi László – The King's aria from Act 3 ('Hosszú az éj… Én rabja képzeletnek')
Erkel: Bánk bán (The Viceroy Bánk) – Melinda's aria from Act 2 ('Ölj meg engemet, Bánk') – performed by Kinga Kriszta
Erkel: Bánk bán (The Viceroy Bánk) – Melinda and Bánk's duet from Act 2 ('Hol van fehér homlokod liljom virága') – featuring Kinga Kriszta
Erkel: Dózsa György – Dózsa's oath from Act 1 ('Én, Dózsa György, most hitet teszek róla')
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Nov. 7, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020