Leyla Gencer

Leyla Gencer

13th May –  16th September 2018

Curated by Pierluigi Pizzi and Franca Cella

Among the great belcanto divas that have linked their name to the Teatro alla Scala we celebrate the turkish soprano Leyla Gencer after ten years from her death. She occupied a very special role for vocal character, scenic temperament, reverence of the repertoire and duration of a relationship that after the withdrawal from the scenes is pursued with the didactic commitment with young students of the Academy.

Teatro alla Scala remember her with a photographic exhibition in Ridotto dei Palchi “Arturo Toscanini”, curated by Pier Luigi Pizzi and Franca Cella, that recounts some of her most important interpretations at La Scala.

Peir Luigi Pizzi remember her with this words: “ LEYLA GENCER? A myth. An immense artist. Mine is a testimony of absolute admiration for an extraordinary career built entirely on commitment, dedication, rigor, self-criticism and an infinite gratitude for many years of a very special friendship.
And her style, elegance, class, intelligence, culture, irony, humor, frankness, generosity. A great Woman.”

The exhibition will be open till Septemeber 16th and can be visited during the day by the public of the Museum and during the intervals of the shows by the audience.