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 103,540 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Leyla Gencer is the 437th most popular singer (down from 399th in 2019), the 654th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 573rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Turkish Singer.

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Among singers, Leyla Gencer ranks 437 out of 3,541Before her are Howlin' Wolf, Gal Costa, Solomiya Krushelnytska, Ljiljana Petrović, Limahl, and Lili Ivanova. After her are Giulietta Simionato, Esther Ofarim, Steve Perry, Andy Gibb, Magda Olivero, and Cissy Houston.

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Among people born in 1928, Leyla Gencer ranks 173Before her are Gerard Damiano, Alan Sillitoe, Nguyễn Văn Thuận, Eunice Gayson, Gustavo Gutiérrez, and Enrique Bolaños. After her are Germà Colón, William Peter Blatty, Victor Stănculescu, Nicolas Hayek, Nick Holonyak, and Eugene Merle Shoemaker. Among people deceased in 2008, Leyla Gencer ranks 92Before her are Kiyosi Itô, Michael DeBakey, Jean Delannoy, Gerard Damiano, Manuel Marulanda, and Sufi Abu Taleb. After her are Estelle Getty, Don S. Davis, Claude Piron, Paul Scofield, Lazare Ponticelli, and Ove Andersson.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Leyla Gencer ranks 654 out of 1,128Before her are Agatharchides (-208), Archelaus of Cappadocia (-50), Bâkî (1526), Sultan Kösen (1982), Crantor (-400), and Sait Faik Abasıyanık (1906). After her are Anicia Juliana (462), Alexios IV of Trebizond (1382), Zeno of Tarsus (-250), Verina (null), Julia Cornelia Paula (300), and Zabel Yesayan (1878).

Among SINGERS In Turkey

Among singers born in Turkey, Leyla Gencer ranks 6Before her are İbrahim Tatlıses (1952), Ajda Pekkan (1946), Sezen Aksu (1954), Bülent Ersoy (1952), and Darío Moreno (1921). After her are Ahmet Kaya (1957), Roza Eskenazi (1895), Sertab Erener (1964), Hande Yener (1973), Mustafa Sandal (1970), and Şivan Perwer (1955).