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: Andrea Ulbrich
Featuring on piano: László Bartal
Host of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Bird song('Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!... Stridono lassù')
Puccini: Manon Lescaut – Manon's aria from Act 2 ('In quelle trine')
Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Cio-Cio San's aria from Act 2 ('Un bel dì vedremo')
Verdi: La forza del destino – Leonora's aria from Act 4 ('Pace, pace mio Dio!')
Verdi: Il trovatore – Azucena's aria from Act 2 ('Condotta, Ell’Era in Ceppi') – performed by Andrea Ulbrich
Giordano: Andrea Chénier – Maddalena's aria from Act 3 ('La mamma morta')
Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Flower duet ('Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio') – featuring Andrea Ulbrich
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Nov. 8, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020