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: László Bartal
Host of the evening: Dániel Mona
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra – Fiesco's aria from Prologo ('A te l'estremo addio... Il lacerato spirito') – Péter Fried
Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – Onegin's aria from Act 1 ('Kagda bi zsizny domasnim krugom') – András Káldi Kiss
Wagner: Lohengrin – King Heinrich's aria from Act 1 ('Mein Herr und Gott') – Péter Fried
Bizet: Carmen – Escamillo's entry from Act 2 ('Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre… Toreador, en garde') – András Káldi Kiss
Borodin: Prince Igor – Khan Konchak's aria from Act 2 ('Zdorov li knyaz') – Péter Fried
Donizetti: Don Pasquale – Malatesta's romance from Act 1 ('Bella siccome un angelo') – András Káldi Kiss
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra – Simon and Fiesco's duet from Act 3 ('Piango, perché mi parla') – András Káldi Kiss and Péter Fried
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- Feb. 28, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020