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.
Featring on piano: Kálmán Szennai
Hostess of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Verdi: Nabucco – Nabucco's aria from Act 4 ('Dio di Guida, perdono') – Alexandru Agache
Verdi: Aida – Aida's aria from Act 1 ('Ritorna vincitor') – Gyöngyi Lukács
Verdi: Don Carlo – Posa's death ('Son io mio Carlo') – Alexandru Agache
Puccini: La bohème – Mimì's aria from Act 1 ('Mi chiamano Mimì') – Gyöngyi Lukács
Verdi: Il trovatore – Luna's aria from Act 2 ('Il balen del suo sorriso') – Alexandru Agache
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Santuzza's aria ('Voi lo sapete o mamma') – Gyöngyi Lukács
Chopin: Nocturne in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1 – Kálmán Szennai
Verdi: Nabucco – Nabucco and Abigél's duet from Act 3 ('Donna chi sei') – Gyöngyi Lukács and Alexandru Agache
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Jan. 29, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020