WorldCat Identities

Gencer, Leyla

Overview
Works: 225 works in 553 publications in 5 languages and 2,420 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Television adaptations  Interviews  Film adaptations  Biography  Music  Film and video adaptations  Operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Honoree
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Leyla Gencer
 
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Belisario by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
19 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La vestale by Gaspare Spontini( Recording )
12 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Vestale: Tragédie-lyrique en trois actes. Livret: Etienne de Jouy
Saffo by Giovanni Pacini( Recording )
19 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
16 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in Italian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. MACKERRAS, Charles (conductor). AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS. SILLS, Beverly (soprano). GLOSSOP, Peter (baritone). WOLLF, Beverly (mezzo-soprano). ILOSFALVY, Robert (tenor). MACDONALD, Kenneth (tenor). GARRARD, Don (bass). HOWELL, Gwyn (bass). ALLAN, Richard van (bass)
Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
13 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Victor Hugo's most sensational play, 'Lucrece Borgia', a scandalous tale of murder, torture, incest, homosexuality, drunkenness and orgies, Donizetti's opera is one of the great masterpieces of Italian 'bel canto' repertoire. While omitting some of its more excessive elements, the libretto by Felice Romani inspired Donizetti to compose superb arias, duets, ensembles and choruses, bringing each act to a stirring conclusion. Brimming with high drama and pathos, this production stars Greek diva Dimitra Theodossiou in the infamous title role, praised for her stupendous acting and singing as England's Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux'
Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
13 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
23 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna Bolena: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Gerusalemme by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
13 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jérusalem by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
10 editions published between 1963 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )
10 editions published between 1957 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acuzena is the daughter of a gypsy who, fifteen years before, was burned as a witch for cursing the young son of a nobleman. In revenge, Acuzena abducted the son to throw into the embers of the same fire, but, in her distress, threw in her own son. She has brought up the other child as her own. Leonora is a lady-in-waiting at court who is loved by two men, the Count di Luna, who is the older son of the nobleman who had Acuzena's mother burned, and Manrico, the troubadour, and leader of the rebel forces engaged in civil war against the count. Tragedy results when the four come together
Les martyrs by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra dramma in due atti by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leyla Gencer in concert Teatro alla Scala, 16.4.1978 by Leyla Gencer( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caterina Cornaro by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in Italian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
15 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Stuarda: Tragedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Giuseppe Bardari
Opera and other vocal works highlights ( Recording )
in Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aïda melodramma in 4 atti ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The love of an enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Werther [A lyric drama in four acts and five tableaux ; libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann, after Goethe] by Jules Massenet( Recording )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werther is one of the iconic figures in literature, an innocent young man who feels nature deeply and loves unreservedly. In Massenet's alluring operatic version, Alfredo Kraus magnificently captures every nuance of this complex character--his aristocratic bearing and pure soul, his anguish that the only woman he can love is promised to another man, and finally the despair that leads to his suicide. Frederica von Stade sings Charlotte, the woman who returns Werther's feelings but honors her promise to someone else. Dawn Upshaw is a sparkling Sophie, Charlotte's younger sister
I vespri siciliani by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verdi's gripping tale of Sicilians rising against the occupying French stars Renata Scotto in her only broadcast of this rarely heard masterpiece. From the beginning of the opera, when Elena (Scotto) sings an "innocent" song fanning the people's resentment against the foreign army, to the end, when the ringing of her wedding bells signals the start of the revolt, Scotto's artistry blazes. James Levine leads the Met Orchestra and Chorus in a wonderfully idiomatic performance, and Ruggero Raimondi is magnificent as Procida, the outlawed Sicilian leader
Leyla Gencer by Leyla Gencer( Recording )
13 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ceyrekgil, Ayshe Leyla
Ceyrekgil, Ayshe Leyla 1928-2008
Ceyrekgil, Leyla
Gencer, Leila.
Languages
Italian (175)
French (10)
Turkish (10)
English (3)
Multiple languages (2)