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.
Featuring on piano: Sámuel Tóth
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Verdi: Attila – Attila's aria from Act 1 ('Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima') – performed by István Kovács
Puccini: La bohème – Musetta's waltz from Act 2 ('Quando m’en vo') – performed by Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser
Wagner: Das Rheingold – Wotan's monologue („Abendlich strahlt des Sonne…”) – performed by István Kovács
Erkel: Hunyadi László – Erzsébet Szilágyi's „La Grange” aria from Act 2 („Nagy ég, remegek…”) – performed by Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Susanna and the Count's duet from Act 3 ('Crudel! Perchè finora') – featuring István Kovács
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor 'Pathétique' (Op. 13), second movement – performed by Sámuel Tóth
Verdi: Don Carlos – King Philip's aria from Act 3 ('Donde lieta uscì') – performed by István Kovács
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette – Juliette's aria from Act 4 („Dieu, quel frisson…”) – performed by Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Nov. 22, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020