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: Klára Jean
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea – Poppea's aria ('Signor le tue parole') – Bori Keszei
Mozart: Don Giovanni – Don Ottavio's aria from Act I ('Dalla sua pace') – Péter Balczó
Mozart: L'oca del Cairo, ossia Lo sposo deluso – Auretta's aria ('Se fosse qui') – Bori Keszei
Verdi: Rigoletto – The Duke's aria from Act II ('Ella mi fu rapita') – Péter Balczó
Haydn: Arietta con variazioni in E flat major Hob. XVII-3 – Klára Jean
Massenet: Werther – Werther's aria from Act 3 ('Pourqoui me reveiller') – Péter Balczó
Dvořák: Rusalka – Rusalka's aria from Act 1 ('Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém') – Bori Keszei
Verdi: La traviata – Violetta and Alfredo's duet from Act 3 ('Parigi, o cara') – Bori Keszei and Péter Balczó
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- March 5, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020