Leyla Gencer

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    Norma: "Deh! Non volerli vittime"Leyla Gencer
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    Belisario: "Egli è spento"Leyla Gencer
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    Norma: "Sediziose voce...Casta diva"Leyla Gencer
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    Medea: "E che? Io sono Medea"Leyla Gencer
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    Maria Stuarda: "Figlia impura di Bolena"Leyla Gencer

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        Leyla Gencer had a major career on the world's operatic stages, singing a wide variety of soprano roles from Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni to Renata in Prokofiev's very difficult The Fiery Angel. She was most closely associated, however, with the operas of Donizetti (Belisario, Maria Stuarda, Anna Bolena, and Lucrezia Borgia), as well as a number by Verdi and Bellini. Born to a Polish mother and wealthy Turkish father on October 10, 1928 (according to Gencer; some sourc... Read more

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