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
Hostess of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Flotow: Martha or The Fair at Richmond – Lyonel's aria from Act 3 („Ach so fromm, ach so traut”) » Tibor Szappanos
Bellini: I puritani – Elvira's aria from Act 2 („Qui la voce... Vien diletto”) » Lilla Horti
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore – Nemorino's aria from Act 2 („Una furtiva lagrima”) » Tibor Szappanos
Gounod: Faust – Marguerite's aria from Act 3 („Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle”)» Lilla Horti
Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu in C minor, Op. 66. » Balázs Kálvin
Verdi: La traviata –Duet of Violetta and Alfredo from Act 1 („Oh, qual pallor!... Un dí felice, eterea”) » Lilla Horti, Tibor Szappanos
Verdi: La traviata – Alfredo's aria from Act 2 („Lunge da lei...”) » Tibor Szappanos
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Nedda's aria from Act 1 („Qual fiamma avea nel guardo!... Stridono lassù”) » Lilla Horti
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Jan. 2, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020