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: Orsolya Sáfár
Featuring on piano: Klára Jean
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas – Dido's lament from Act 3 ('Thy hand, Belinda... When I am laid in earth')
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito – Sextus's rondeau ('Deh, per questo istante solo')
Wagner: Die Walküre – Fricka's monologue ('So ist es denn aus, mit den ewigen Göttern')
Erkel: Hunyadi László – Mária Gara's cabaletta from Act 3 („'Ah, szememben mámor s öröm ragyog') – performed by Orsolya Sáfár
Massenet: Werther – Charlotte's aria from Act 3 ('Va! Laisse couler mes larmes')
Grieg: Lyric Pieces – Gade, Op. 57, No. 2 – performed by Klára Jean
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila – Ode to spring ('Printemps qui commance')
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier – Octavian and Sophie's duet from Act 2 ('Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren') – featuring Orsolya Sáfár
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Dec. 13, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020