Verdi: I Vespri siciliani - Gencer, Guelfi, Pugliese, Rossi-Lemeni; Gavazzeni. Roma, 1964
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Leyla Gencer was of the rarest breeds- a true Verdi coloratura soprano. Anybody who knows the roles of Lady Macbeth and Elvira know the distinction- a soprano who has agility and power at the same time. Here she uses those resources along with her acting still marvelously, soaring from High C to low C with flawless technique. The sound is very good.