Leyla Gencer

1928 - 2008

Leyla Gencer

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 85,281 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 397th most popular singer.

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  • 85k

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  • 53.98

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Leyla Gencer ranks 399 out of 3,001Before her are Eddie the Eagle, Serhat, Lee Hazlewood, Dino Merlin, Ghena Dimitrova, and Miley Cyrus. After her are Arsen Dedić, Grethe Ingmann, Jon Anderson, Zeca Afonso, Denny Doherty, and Pinetop Perkins.

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Among people born in 1928, Leyla Gencer ranks 151Before her are William Peter Blatty, Daisaku Ikeda, Eddie Fisher, Luciano De Crescenzo, Ida Haendel, and Gerald Bull. After her are Gordie Howe, Alan Sillitoe, Cécile Aubry, Héctor Rial, Sid Watkins, and Enrique Bolaños. Among people deceased in 2008, Leyla Gencer ranks 79Before her are Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Jean Delannoy, Muslim Magomayev, Eva Dahlbeck, Bernardin Gantin, and Nouhak Phoumsavanh. After her are Claude Piron, Manuel Marulanda, Paul Scofield, Suzanne Pleshette, Bronisław Geremek, and Paul Frère.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Leyla Gencer ranks 575 out of 901Before her are Serhat (1964), Andronikos V Palaiologos (1400), Alyattes of Lydia (-640), Irene Palaiologina of Trebizond (1315), Nubar Pasha (1825), and Menander Protector (550). After her are Meletius of Antioch (400), John of Ephesus (507), Bohemond V of Antioch (1199), Polemon I of Pontus (-65), Theodore Prodromos (1115), and Nikephoros Blemmydes (1197).

Among SINGERS In Turkey

Among singers born in Turkey, Leyla Gencer ranks 8Before her are İbrahim Tatlıses (1952), Sezen Aksu (1954), Bülent Ersoy (1952), Agnes Baltsa (1944), Ahmet Kaya (1957), and Serhat (1964). After her are Sertab Erener (1964), Hande Yener (1973), Darío Moreno (1921), Roza Eskenazi (1895), Mustafa Sandal (1970), and Kenan Doğulu (1974).

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