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: Erika Dallos
Hostess of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Gounod: Faust – Siebel's song from Act 3 ('Faites-lui mes aveux') – Zsófia Kálnay
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore – Nemorino's aria from Act 1 ('Quanta è bella') – Gergely Ujvári
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia – Rosina's cavatina from Act 1 ('Una voce poco fa') – Zsófia Kálnay
Verdi: La traviata – Alfredo's aria from Act 2 ('Lunge da lei') – Gergely Ujvári
R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos – The composer's aria ('Sein wir wiedet gut') – Zsófia Kálnay
Erkel: Hunyadi László – László's aria from Act 1 ('Van néhány nyugodt pillanat') – Gergely Ujvári
Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2 – Erika Dallos
Rossini: La cenerentola – Cenerentola and Don Ramiro's duet from Act 1 ('Un soave non so che') – Zsófia Kálnay and Gergely Ujvári
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Feb. 19, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020