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Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Victorian-Gothic meets pre-Raphaelite meets Italian post-verismo decadent: Yes, I've just listened once again to Montemezzi's L'AMORE DEI TRE RE (The Love of Three Kings). Like Strauss's ELEKTRA, this one really puts the "fun" in "dysfunctional"!

Let's imagine some similarly titled operas on different themes:

Last day of the month: L'AMORE DI PAY DAY

Opera about King Kong: L'AMORE DI FAY WRAY

Standing by the Millo Pole during intermission at any ol' performance at the Met: L'AMORE DI TRES GAY