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
Hostess of the evening: Melitta Gyüdi
Händel: Giulio Cesare – Cleopatra's aria from Act 3 ('Piangerò la sorte mia') – Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte – Papageno's aria from Act 2 ('Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen wünscht Papageno sich') – Zoltán Bátki Fazekas
Boieldieu: Béniowski ou Les exilés du Kamchatka – Stefanov's aria ('Venez, venez') – Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz
Händel: The Harmonious Blacksmith from Suite in E Major, HWV 430 – Klára Jean
Mozart: Don Giovanni – Leporello's aria from Act 1 ('Madamina, il catalogo è questo') – Zoltán Bátki Fazekas
Bellini: Adelson e Salvini – Nelly's aria from Act 1 ('Dopo l'oscuro nembo') – Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz
Erkel: Bánk Bán (The Viceroy Bánk) – Petúr's drinking song from Act 1 ('Ha férfi lelkedet egy hölgyre föltevéd”) – Zoltán Bátki Fazekas
- Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
- March 10, 2021
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 9 p.m.
Premiere: Sept. 20, 2020