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: Marcell Bakonyi
Featuring on piano: Sámuel Csaba Tóth
Mozart: Così fan tutte – Despina's aria from Act I ('In uomini, in soldat')
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Susanne and Figaro's duet from Act 1 ('Cinque, dieci, venti') – featuring Marcell Bakonyi
Mozart: L'oca del Cairo, ossia Lo sposo deluso – Lavina's aria ('Nacqui all'aura trionfale')
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore – Dulcamara's aria from Act 1 ('Udite, udite') – performed by Marcell Bakonyi
Puccini: La bohème – Mimì's aria from Act 3 ('Donde lieta uscì')
Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième Année: Italie – Sposalizio – performed by Sámuel Csaba Tóth
Puccini: La bohème – Musetta's waltz from Act 2 ('Quando m’en vo')
Lehár: Die lustige Witwe – Vilja Lied
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Jan. 3, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020