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: Pálma Hidegkuti
Hostess of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Bizet: Carmen – Don José's Flower song from Act 2 ('La fleur que tu m’avais jetée') – Szabolcs Brickner
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila – Dalila's aria from Act 2 ('Amour! Viens aider ma faiblesse!') – Andrea Szántó
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – Lensky's aria from Act 2 ('Kuda, kuda vï udalilis”) – Szabolcs Brickner
Gounod: Sapho – Sapho's aria from Act 3 („Ô ma lyre immortelle”) – Andrea Szántó
Verdi: Luisa Miller – Rodolfo's aria from Act 2 ('Quando le sere al placido') – Szabolcs Brickner
Bizet: Carmen – Carmen's Seguidilla from Act 1 ('Près des remparts de Séville') – Szántó Andrea
Bizet: Carmen – Don José and Carmen's duet from Act 4 ('C'est toi?... C'est moi') – Andrea Szántó and Szabolcs Brickner
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Dec. 12, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020