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Pol Plançon

Singer details:

Voice: Bass
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: Not entered yet.
Year of Death: 1914

About Pol Plançon:

Pol Henri Plançon (12 June 1851 – 11 August 1914) was a distinguished French operatic bass (basse chantante). He was one of the most acclaimed singers active during the 1880s, 1890s and early 20th century—a period often referred to as the "Golden Age of Opera".

In addition to being among the earliest international opera stars to have made recordings, he was a versatile singer who performed roles ranging from Sarastro in Mozart's The Magic Flute of 1791 through to core bass parts composed in the 19th century by Meyerbeer, Gounod, Verdi and Wagner, among others.

He was renowned for his exquisite legato singing as well as for his crisp diction, limpid tone, precise intonation, and virtuosic mastery of ornaments and fioriture. While not huge, his voice was of penetrating character, making a consistently positive impression in such large theatres as the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. It always moved with exemplary suppleness, allowing him to execute flawless trills and rapid scale passages with remarkable precision and suavity.

Pol Plançon was born in Fumay, in the Ardennes département of France, near the Belgian border. "Pol" is a pet form of Paul.

Blessed with a fine natural voice, he commenced learning to sing with the pivotal French tenor Gilbert Duprez (the originator of the "chest voice high C"), who had turned to teaching after his retirement from the stage. Duprez had enjoyed a distinguished career in Italy, where he created Edgardo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in 1835. Plançon supplemented his studies with Duprez with lessons from Giovanni Sbriglia, who taught many outstanding opera singers at his Parisian studio, most notably the brothers Jean and Édouard de Reszke, with whom Plançon would sing quite often in future years.

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1In diesen heil'gen Hallen Popularity:

Opera: Zauberflöte, DieComposer: MozartAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Sarastro
2Vi ravviso o luoghi ameni Popularity:

Opera: Sonnambula, LaComposer: BelliniAct: 1.11-3

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rodolfo
3Crudel perche finora Popularity:

Opera: Nozze di Figaro, LeComposer: MozartAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Susanna/Count
4Une puce gentille Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
5Voici des roses Popularity:

Opera: Damnation de Faust, LaComposer: BerliozAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritone or bassLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès
6Piff Paff Popularity:

Opera: Hugenots, LesComposer: MeyerbeerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

7Anges purs anges radieux Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.05-2

Type: trioVoice: S T B-BrLanguage: French

Roles: Marguerite/Faust/Méphistophélès
8Nonnes qui reposez Popularity:

Opera: Robert le DiableComposer: MeyerbeerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Bertram
9Lasst mich euch fragen Popularity:

Opera: MarthaComposer: FlotowAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Plunkett
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