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: Szemere Zita
Hostess of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Rossini: La Cenerentola, ossia La bontà in trionfo – Don Magnifico's aria from Act 2 („Sia qualunque delle figlie”)
Donizetti: Don Pasquale – Don Pasquale's aria from Act 1 („Ah un foco insolito”)
Donizetti: Don Pasquale – Norina's aria from Act 1 („Quel guardo il cavaliere”) – performed by Zita Szemere
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia – Bartolo's aria from Act 1 („Non piú, tacete!”/„A un dottor della mia sorte”)
Verdi: Otello – Jago's aria from Act 2 („Credo in un Dio crudel”)
Verdi: Falstaff – Falstaff's monologue from Act 2 („L'onore! Ladri!”)
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore – Duet of Adina and Dulcamara from Act 2 („Quanto amore! ed io spietata”) – featuring: Zita Szemere
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Nov. 21, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020