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AVA Opera Theater on WRTI: Montemezzi's L'amore dei tre re, Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3 pm!

AVA presents Montemezzi's 'L'amore dei tre re' (The Love of The Three Kings) on WRTI.

If you missed your chance to see the Academy of Vocal Arts production of Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re, you can hear it on Sunday, from 3 to 5 pm on WRTI. Check out our Arts Desk feature all about the opera!

The opera, at one time extremely popular after its 1913 Philadelphia debut, is rarely performed today, and AVA Opera Theater brought it back into the limelight this season, renewing interest in an almost-forgotten masterpiece.   

The work launched the career of composer Italo Montemezzi, and remained his most-popular work, until World War II, when it disappeared from the opera stage.  It’s been only infrequently performed since, and was last professionally staged in Philadelphia in 1960.  This AVA production features Marina Costa-Jackson in the role of Fiora, whose infidelity costs the lives of the two men who love her.

Christofer Macatsoris, conductor

AVA Opera Orchestra


Marina Costa-Jackson - Fiora

Andre Courville - King Archibaldo

Jared Bybee -  Manfredo

Marco Cammarota, Tenor - Avito

Piotr Buszewski - Flamino