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: Anikó Katona
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Giordano: Andrea Chénier – Maddalena's aria from Act 2 ('Eravate possente') – Szilvia Rálik
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Figaro's a ria from Act 4 ('Tutto è disposto... Aprite un po'quegli occhi') – Gábor Bretz
Janaček: Jenůfa – Jenůfa's aria from Act 2 ('Mamičko, mám těžkou hlavu') – Szilvia Rálik
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra – Fiesco's aria from Prologue ('Il lacerato spirito') – Gábor Bretz
Mozart: Così fan tutte – Dorabella's aria from Act 1 ('Ah, scostati!... Smanie implacabili') – Szilvia Rálik
Boito: Mefistofele – Mefistofele's aria from Act 2 ('Ecco il mondo') – Gábor Bretz
Cardillo: Core 'ngrato – Botond Ódor
Puccini: Tosca – Tosca and Scarpia's duet from Act 1 ('Tosca divina, la mano mia la vostra aspetta') – Szilvia Rálik and Gábor Bretz
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Feb. 7, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020