Author: Ahmet Emre Çoban
Date: 19 July 2010
In memory of Leyla Gencer, the greatest Turkish opera soprano ever and one of the most remarkable and admired opera singers in the world, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) in Şişhane has lovingly recreated her Milan home in Istanbul. Named “Leyla Gencer House”, the house contains her living room, library, dining room and bedroom. In the living room, her piano has been put at the forefront, and all furnishings including chairs, curtains, and carpets have been painstakingly placed as they were when she was alive.