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: Mihály Kálmándy
Featuring on piano: László Bartal
Hostess of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Stanislao Gastaldon: Musica proibita, Op.5 (performed in Hungarian)
Puccini: Morire, SC 89 (performed in Hungarian)
Leoncavallo: Zazà – Cascart's aria from Act 2 („Buona Zazà del mio buon tempo ascolta”) – performed by Mihály Kálmándy
Gounod: Faust – Faust's aria from Act 3 („Salut demeure chaste et pure”)
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Onegin – Lensky's aria from Act 2 („Where have you gone, O golden days of my spring?”) – performed in Hungarian
Puccini: La fanciulla del West – Dick Johnson's aria from Act 3 („Ch’ella mi creda”)
Verd: La forza del destino – Duet of Alvaro and Carlo from Act 4 („Le minacce i fieri accenti”) – featuring: Mihály Kálmándy
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Nov. 14, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020