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
Host of the evening: Szilveszter Ókovács
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots – Urbain's aria from Act 1 ('Nobles seigneurs, salut!') – Melinda Heiter
Donizetti: Don Pasquale – Malatesta's aria from Act 1 ('Bella siccome un angelo') – Máté Fülep
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette – Stephano's aria from Act 3 ('Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle') – Melinda Heiter
Puccini: Edgar – Frank's aria from Act 1 ('Questo amor, vergogna mia') – Máté Fülep
Bach: Hunting Cantata, BWV 208 – Schafe können sicher weiden – Erika Dallos
Thomas: Hamlet – Hamlet's aria from Act 2 ('Ò vin dissipe la tristesse') – Máté Fülep
R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos – The Componist's aria ('Sein wir wieder gut') – Melinda Heiter
Mozart: Così fan tutte – Dorabella and Guglielmo's duet from Act 2 ('Il core vi dono') – Melinda Heiter and Máté Fülep
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- March 7, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020