L’amore dei tre Re


Italo Montemezzi

July 22, 25, 28, 30, August 1 at 8.00pm

Revival of the 2007 production Opera in three acts

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Libretto by Sem Benelli, based on his play of the same title

With the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park Chorus

Ticket Prices

Blue price band £70
Red price band £66
Green price band £52
Yellow price band £45
Pink price band £17



OHP are absolutely delighted to bring back to the London stage this extraordinary production of Italo Montemezzi’s masterpiece. The reviews for the 2007 production speak for themselves; the opera is a scintillating 90 minutes, with no interval, of drama, passion, murderous rage, jealousy and ultimately noble forgiveness and sacrifice. It leaves audiences devastated. This Martin Lloyd-Evans production is widely regarded as one of the best ever staged at OHP and is simply not to be missed.

Cast and Creatives

Associate Director

Chorus Master

Peter Robinson
Martin Lloyd-Evans
Rodula Gaitanou

Jamie Vartan
John Andrews



An Old Woman

Una Giovanetta
Un Giovanetto
Una Vecchia
Voce Interna
Natalya Romaniw
Joel Montero
Simon Thorpe
Mikhail Svetlov

Aled Hall
Lindsay Bramley
Jessica Eccleston

Abigail Sudbury
Timothy Langston
Lindsay Bramley
Naomi Kilby



“A Breathless eroticism pounds through Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre Re… Its impact is shattering.” The Observer

“It’s not often that a ‘lost masterpiece’ turns out to be the real deal, but Montemezzi’s forgotten work is a wild, 90-minute, lust’n’poison gore-fest that hits every mark it aims at. I’m begging for a revival.” Metro

“This was as convincing an account of an opera which deserves to be heard more often as one will come across” Spectator

“It’s a silent-movie bodice-ripper of a plot, unremittingly pitched at a level of boiling intensity, with everyone’s emotional torment semaphored by a highly chromatic and febrile score” Daily Telegraph

“A grim, gripping evening. Go if you can.” The Times

“Beg, steal or borrow! Do anything you can to get a ticket for this, the opera event of the summer. This felt like nothing short of a landmark event.” MusicalCriticism.com

“There is a febrile intensity to the score that is hard to resist” Financial Times

“A triumphant production. It thunders through like an express train, the tension never letting up for a moment. Opera Holland Park should now feel proud that they have done it justice and helped bring a minor masterpiece back into the public consciousness.” Music OMH