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: Eszter Sümegi
Featuring on piano: Kálmán Szennai
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Händel: Rinaldo – Rinaldo's aria („Lascia ch’io pianga”)
Saint-Saëns: Samson és Delilah – Delilah's aria from Act 1 („Printemps qui commence”)
Debussy: Suite bergamasque – Clair de Lune – performed by Kálmán Szennai
Verdi: Il trovatore – Azucena's aria from Act 2 („Stride la vampa…”)
Verdi: La forza del destino – Leonora's aria from Act 4 („Pace, pace o mio Dio”) – előadja: Sümegi Eszter
Verdi: Il trovatore – Azucena's aria from Act 2 („Condotta ell’era in ceppi”)
Verdi: Aida – Duet Aida and Amneris from Act 2(„Fu la sorte dell’armi a tuoi funesta…”) – közreműködik: Sümegi Eszter
Bizet: Carmen – Habanera („L'amour est un oiseau rebelle”)
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Nov. 29, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020