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
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri – Isabella's aria from Act 1 ('Cruda sorte') – Viktória Mester
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – The Count's aria from Act 3 ('Hai gia vinta la causa… Vedrò mentr’io sospiro') – Zoltán Nagy
Händel: Agrippina – Agrippina's aria from Act 2 ('Pensieri, voi mi tormentate') – Viktória Mester
Bellini: I puritani – Riccardo's aria from Act 1 ('Ah! Per sempre io ti perdei') – Zoltán Nagy
Massenet: Werther – Charlotte's aria from Act 3 ('Werther! Qui m’aurait dit') – Viktória Mester
Csajkovszkij: The Seasons – January: At the Fireside – Balázs Kálvin
Csajkovszkij: The Queen of Spades – Tomsky's aria from Act 3 ('Yesli b milyye devitsy') – Zoltán Nagy
Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri – Isabella and Taddeo's duet ('Ai capricci della sorte') – Viktória Mester and Zoltán Nagy
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Jan. 10, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020