Leyla Gencer to be commemorated in concert

Leyla Gencer to be commemorated in concert

ISTANBUL
Leyla Gencer to be commemorated in concert

The Istanbul State Opera and Ballet (IDOB) will organize a concert on May 11 to commemorate the late world-renowned Turkish soprano Leyla Gencer on the 10th anniversary of her death. 

At the concert at the Hagia Eirene Museum, the IDOB will perform “Requiem,” composed by Giuseppe Verdi after the death of Italian literary writer Manzoni. 

The guest singer at the event will be Mexican tenor Lara Fabian. The concert will also be accompanied by the Istanbul State Symphonic orchestra. 

IDOB director and art director Suat Arıkan and mezzosoprano Nesrin Gönüldağ will take the stage at the event, which will be directed by Antonio Pirolli. The concert will start at 8 p.m.

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