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: Bálint Zsoldos
Host of the evening: Dániel Mona
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier – The Marschallin's aria from Act 1 ('Da geht er hin') – Éva Bátori
Wagner: Az istenek alkonya – Waltraute's monologue from Act 1 ('Höre mit Sinn was ich dir sage”) – Andrea Meláth
Verdi: Aida – Aida's aria from Act 1 ('Ritorna vincitor') – Éva Bátori
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera – Ulrica's aria from Act 1 ('Re dell’abisso, affrettati') – Andrea Meláth
Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2 – Bálint Zsoldos
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina – Marfa's prophecy from Act 2 ('Silï potaynïye, silï velikiye') – Andrea Meláth
Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades – Liza's aria from Act 3 ('Uzh polnoch' blizitsia') – Éva Bátori
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – Tatiana and Olga's duet from Act 1 ('Slyhali I' vy') – Éva Bátori and Andrea Meláth
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Feb. 12, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020