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: Katalin Doman
Host of the evening: Dániel Mona
Mozart: Così fan tutte – Guglielmo and Dorabella's duet from act 1 ('Il core vi dono') – Atala Schöck and Antal Cseh
Mozart: Don Giovanni – Leporello's aria from Act 1 ('Madamina, il catalogo è questo') – Antal Cseh
Bizet: Carmen – Seguidilla from Act 1 ('Près des remparts de Séville') – Atala Schöck
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov – Varlaam's drinking song from Act 1 ('Kak vo gorode bylo vo kazani') – Antal Cseh
Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades – Paulina's aria from Act 1 ('Da, vszpomnyila... padrugi milije') – Atala Schöck
Verdi: Attila – Attila's aria from Act 2 ('Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima') – Antal Cseh
Donizetti: La favorita – Leonora's aria from Act 3 ('Fia dunque vero... Oh mio Fernando') – Atala Schöck
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Feb. 26, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020