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: Balázs Kálvin
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Bartolo's aria from Act 1 ('La vendetta') – István Rácz
Mozart: Idomeneo – Elektra's aria from Act 1 ('Estinto é Idomeneo? Tutte nel cor vi sento') – Zsuzsanna Ádám
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – Gremin's aria from Act 2 ('Lyubi vsye vorzasti pokorni') – István Rácz
Verdi: Il trovatore – Leonora's aria from Act 4 ('Vanne, lasciami... D’amor sull’ali rosee') – Zsuzsanna Ádám
Beethoven: Sonata in F Major, Op. 2 – Adagio – Balázs Kálvin
Verdi: Aida – Aida's aria from Act 1 ('Ritorna vincitor') – Zsuzsanna Ádám
Verdi: Don Carlo – King Filippo's aria from Act 3 ('Ella giammai m'amo') – István Rácz
Verdi: Don Carlo – Filippo and Elisabetta's duet from Act 3 – István Rácz and Zsuzsanna Ádám
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Dec. 20, 2020
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020