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: Balga Gabriella
Featuring on piano: Kálmán Szennai
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Erkel: Stephen the king - Crescimira's aria from Act 3 („Álmodtam egy édes éjszakán”)
Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata – Giselda's aria from Act 1 („Te Vergin santa, invoco/ Salve Maria”)
Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata – Giselda's aria from Act 4 („Qual prodigio… Non fu sogno”)
Verdi: La forza del destino – Leonora's aria from Act 4 („Pace, pace mio Dio”) – featuring: Gabriella Balga
Bellini: Norma – Duet of Norma and Adalgisa from Act 2 („Mira, o Norma”) – featuring: Gabriella Balga
Chopin: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. – performed by Kálmán Szennai
Erkel: Hunyadi László – Erzsébet Szilágyi's aria from Act 2 („Nagy ég, remegek!”)
Verdi: La traviata - Violetta's aria from Act 1 („È strano, è strano... Sempre libera”)
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Nov. 15, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020