Michael Tanner

Boundless passion

L’Amore dei tre Re; Macbeth

L’Amore dei tre Re; Macbeth

Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre Re has had a puzzling history. It was first performed at La Scala in 1913 and was quite successful; far more successful under Toscanini at the New York Met, until after the second world war, and a fair number of performances elsewhere, often as a vehicle for one of the great lyric sopranos.

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