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: Rita Rácz
Featuring on piano: Klára Jean
Host of the evening: Dániel Mona
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia – Figaro's aria from Act 1 („Largo al factotum della città”)
Gounod: Faust – Valentin's aria from Act 2 („Avant de quitter ces lieux”)
Thomas: Hamlet – Hamlet's aria from Act 2 („O vin dissipe la tristesse”)
Thomas: Mignon – Philine's aria from Act 2 („Je suis Titania”) – performed by Rita Rácz
Haydn: Piano Sonata Hob. XVI/34 – 2nd and 3rd movement – performed by Klára Jean
Massenet: Werther – Werther's aria from Act 3 („Pourqui me révellier”)
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – Papageno's aria from Act 2 („Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen”)
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – Duet of Papageno and Papagena from Act 2 („Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno”) – featuring: Rita Rácz
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Nov. 28, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020