Italo Montemezzi (1875-1952)
Information about the composer Italo Montemezzi and his operas.
L'amore dei tre re (The Love of Three Kings)
A classical tragedy with expressive music and luscious orchestration, it deserves wider recognition as one of the finest Italian operas of the twentieth century.
Recommended recordings on CD
Santi/Siepi/Elvira (Red Seal 74321 50166-2)
A magnificent recording with no weak links in the cast, and good sound.
Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nello Santi.
Cast: Cesare Siepi (Archibaldo), Pablo Elvira (Manfredo), Plácido Domingo (Avito), Anna Moffo (Fiora).
Red Seal 74321 50166-2