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: Erika Miklósa
Featuring on piano: László Bartal
Hostess of the evening: Gyüdi Melitta
Verdi: Ernani – Silva's aria from Act 1 ('Infelice!... e tuo credevi')
Halévy: La Juive – Cardinal de Brogni's aria from Act 1 ('Si la rigueur et la vengeance')
Mozart: Don Giovanni – Leporello's aria from Act 2 ('Ah pietà, Signori miei')
Bellini: La sonnambula – Amina's aria from Act 2 ('Ah non credea mirarti') – performed by Erika Miklósa
Wagner: Lohengrin – König Heinrich's prayer from Act 1 ('Mein Herr und Gott, nun ruf’ ich dich')
Bellini: La sonnambula – Rodolfo's aria from Act 1 ('Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni')
Mozart: Don Giovanni – Don Giovanni and Zerlina's duet from Act 1 ('Là ci darem la mano') – featuring Erika Miklósa
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Dec. 19, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020