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 Csaba Tóth
Host of the evening: Dániel Mona
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Figaro's aria in C major form Act 1 ('Non piú andrai') – Lajos Geiger
Bellini: Norma – Norma's aria from Act 1 ('Casta diva') – Kinga Kriszta
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore – Belcore's aria from Act 1 ('Come Paride, vezzoso') – Lajos Geiger
Bizet: Carmen – Micaëla's aria from Act 3 ('Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante') – Kinga Kriszta
Liszt: Der du von dem Himmel bist – Sámuel Csaba Tóth
Erkel: Hunyadi László – Palatine Gara's aria ('Teljesül hát az álma e nyughatatlan szívnek') – Lajos Geiger
Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Cio-Cio San's aria from Act 2 ('Un bel dì vedremo') – Kinga Kriszta
Puccini: La bohème – Mimì and Marcello's duet from Act 3 ('O, buon Marcello, aiuto!') – Kinga Kriszta, Lajos Geiger
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Dec. 5, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020