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High Notes On This Day
The Rare Verdi Operas That Soprano Leyla Gencer Championed
Leyla Gencer, born on Oct 10, 1928, was one of the greatest bel canto sopranos to ever grace the opera stage. She dominated a plethora of often over-looked Donizetti operas and sang everything she could by Bellini. And most importantly, she dominated some of the lesser known works of Giuseppe Verdi, a composer she may share a birthday with (his birthday may be Oct. 9 or 10). She did sing…