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Leyla Gencer

1928 - 2008

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Ayşe Leyla Gencer (Turkish pronunciation: [lejˈla ɟenˈdʒeɾ], née Çeyrekgil; 10 October 1928 – 10 May 2008) was a Turkish operatic soprano. Gencer was a notable bel canto soprano who spent most of her career in Italy, from the early 1950s through the mid-1980s, and had a repertoire encompassing more than seventy roles. She made very few commercial recordings; however, numerous bootleg recordings of her performances exist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leyla Gencer has received more than 120,603 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Leyla Gencer is the 512th most popular singer (down from 436th in 2019), the 723rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 654th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Turkish Singer.

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  • 22

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  • 4.93

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  • 2.41

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Among singers, Leyla Gencer ranks 512 out of 3,528Before her are Jennifer Rush, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Natalie Cole, Maria Farantouri, Anita Mui, and Al Martino. After her are Lidia Ruslanova, Patti Page, Jean Ferrat, Michel Sardou, John Lydon, and Sharon den Adel.

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Among people born in 1928, Leyla Gencer ranks 184Before her are Sid Watkins, Victor Stănculescu, Paul Elvstrøm, Veljko Bulajić, Eddie Fisher, and Nicolas Roeg. After her are Alan Sillitoe, Bella Darvi, Jack Tramiel, Nora Nova, Ernest Simoni, and Ciriaco De Mita. Among people deceased in 2008, Leyla Gencer ranks 101Before her are Kon Ichikawa, David Ausubel, Nouhak Phoumsavanh, John Phillip Law, Dee Dee Warwick, and Ove Andersson. After her are Mate Parlov, Marie Smith Jones, Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, Fred Sinowatz, Eva Dahlbeck, and Baba Amte.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Leyla Gencer ranks 723 out of 1,301Before her are Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus (-120), Mithridates II of Pontus (-300), Modestus of Jerusalem (537), Crantor (-400), Constantine Manasses (1130), and Antimachus (-400). After her are Tevfik Esenç (1904), Ada of Caria (-400), Domitius Alexander (300), Lefter Küçükandonyadis (1924), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (1959), and Andronikos III of Trebizond (1310).

Among SINGERS In Turkey

Among singers born in Turkey, Leyla Gencer ranks 7Before her are İbrahim Tatlıses (1952), Sezen Aksu (1954), Ajda Pekkan (1946), Bülent Ersoy (1952), Ahmet Kaya (1957), and Darío Moreno (1921). After her are Roza Eskenazi (1895), Sertab Erener (1964), Hande Yener (1973), Şivan Perwer (1955), Serhat (1964), and Mustafa Sandal (1970).