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Pacini: Saffo; Massenet: Werther; etc / Gencer, et al [14 CDs]

Album Summary

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Anna Bolena
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Roberto Devereux
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste
>Pacini, Giovanni : Saffo
>Rossini, Gioachino : Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra
Performers Conductors Ensemble
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Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In a world dominated by singers from the most deep-rooted operatic cultures, Turkish soprano Leyla Gencer (b. 1928) seemed an exotic quantity to many Western audiences, but her number of fans has only grown as more listeners are exposed to her passionate artistry through recordings. Her voice was not large, nor her production absolutely even, but she compensated for these liabilities with many other talents: her voice was flexible in coloratura, she was able to float exquisitely soft high notes, she adhered closely to the score, she could vary her vocal color, her phrasing was minutely nuanced, and above all she was an intelligent and passionate interpreter of superior dramatic insights. Exciting live recordings taped 1958-1970!



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Works Details

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Anna Bolena
  • Performers: Plinio Clabassi (Voice); Aldo Bertocci (Tenor); Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Mario Carlin (Tenor); Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano); Silvio Maionica (Bass); Leyla Gencer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 83 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1830
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Massenet, Jules : Werther
  • Performers: Mario Borriello (Baritone); Raimondo Totteghelli (Voice); Vito Susca (Bass); Giuliana Tavolaccini (Soprano); Eno Mocchiutti (Bass); Leyla Gencer (Soprano); Ferruccio Tagliavini (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Cillario
  • Running Time: 52 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
  • Performers: Rolando Panerai (Baritone); Giuseppe Zampieri (Tenor); Gleide Petersen (Voice); Tito Gobbi (Baritone); Vito Susca (Bass); Leyla Gencer (Soprano); Giorgio Tozzi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 55 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Roberto Devereux
  • Performers: Anna Rota (Mezzo Soprano); Bruno Grella (Baritone); Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone); Ruggero Bondino (Voice); Gabriele Julius (Voice); Silviano Pagliuca (Voice); Leyla Gencer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Mario Rossi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1837.
  • Running Time: 64 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste
  • Performers: Guido Guarnera (Voice); Fernanda Cadoni (Mezzo Soprano); Luigi Roni (Bass); Lidia Nerozzi (Soprano); Mirto Picchi (Tenor); Renza Jotti (Soprano); Maurizio Piacente (Bass); Attilio d'Orazi (Baritone); Giuseppe Baratti (Tenor); Leyla Gencer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Vittorio Gui
  • Notes: Composition written: Germany.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Pacini, Giovanni : Saffo
  • Performers: Vittoria Maniachi (Soprano); Franca Mattiucci (Mezzo Soprano); Tito Bianco (Voice); Mario Guggia (Tenor); Maurizio Piacente (Bass); Leyla Gencer (Soprano); Louis Quilico (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Franco Capuana
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rossini, Gioachino : Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra
  • Performers: Wilma Borelli (Voice); Sylvia Geszty (Soprano); Glauco Scarlini (Tenor); Umberto Grilli (Tenor); Pietro Bottazzo (Tenor); Leyla Gencer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nino Sanzogno
  • Running Time: 92 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1815
  • Studio/Live: Live