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: Sámuel Csaba Tóth
Host of the evening: Dániel Mona
Flotow: Martha – Lyonel's aria from Act 3 ('Ach! so fromm, ach! so traut') – István Horváth
Weber: Der Freischütz – Agathe's aria from Act 2 ('Wie nahte mir der Schlummer') – Adrienn Miksch
Gounod: Faust – Faust's cavatina from Act 3 ('Salut demeure chaste et pure') – István Horváth
Bizet: Les pêcheurs de perles – Leila's aria from Act 2 ('Comme autrefois dans la nuit sombre') – Adrienn Miksch
Rossini: Guillaume Tell – Arnold's aria from Act 4 ('Asile héréditaire, oùs mes yeux s'ouvrient au jour') – István Horváth
Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades – Liza's aria from Act 3 ('Uzh polnoch blizitsya') – Adrienn Miksch
Mozart: Così fan tutte – Fiordiligi and Ferrando's duet from Act 2 („Fra gli amplessi”) – Adrienn Miksch and István Horváth
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Feb. 21, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020