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: László Bartal
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Puccini: Edgar – Fidelia's aria from Act 3 ('Addio, mio dolce amor') – Anikó Bakonyi
Mozart: Don Giovanni – Don Giovanni's serenade from Act 2 ('Deh vieni alla finestra') – Csaba Sándor
Verdi: Aida – Aida's Nile aria from Act 3 ('O patria mia') – Anikó Bakonyi
Bellini: I puritani – Riccardo's aria from Act 1 ('Ah! per sempre io ti perdei') – Csaba Sándor
Wagner: Tannhäuser – Elisabeth's aria from Act 2 ('Dich, teure Halle') – Anikó Bakonyi
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore – Belcore's aria from Act 1 ('Come Paride vezzoso') – Csaba Sándor
Puccini: La bohème – Mimì and Marcello's duet from Act 3 – Anikó Bakonyi and Csaba Sándor
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Jan. 15, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020