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 to the core bass roles 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 12th, 1851 (Fumay), Died August 11th, 1914 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1902 - 1908

Roles Represented in DAHR: bass vocal

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-870 12-in. 12/23/1903 Il mulino, la fonte, il bosco ... Vi ravviso Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-871 10-in. 12/23/1903 Noël Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-872 12-in. 12/23/1903 Les rameaux Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-873 12-in. 12/23/1903 Air du tambour major Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-874 10-in. 12/23/1903 Serenade Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-989 12-in. 1/29/1904 Le lac Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-990 10-in. 1/29/1904 Couplets de Capulet Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-991 10-in. 1/29/1904 Pro peccatis Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-992 10-in. 1/29/1904 Vous qui faites l'endormie Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-993 12-in. 1/29/1904 Les deux grenadiers Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1050 10-in. 2/27/1904 Vallons de l'Hélvétie Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1051 10-in. 2/27/1904 Le veau d'or Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1052 10-in. 2/27/1904 Embarquez-vous Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-1053 10-in. 2/27/1904 Embarquez-vous Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2200 10-in. 1/24/1905 Couplets de Vulcan Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2201 12-in. 1/24/1905 Invocation Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2319 12-in. 2/20/1905 Le vallon Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2320 10-in. 2/20/1905 Si tu veux, mignonne Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2321 12-in. 2/20/1905 Air du laboureur Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2322 12-in. 2/20/1905 Jésus de Nazareth Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2323 12-in. 2/20/1905 Le lazzarone Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2335 10-in. 2/25/1905 Le soupir Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2336 12-in. 2/25/1905 Le cor Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor C-2337 12-in. 2/25/1905 Qui sdegno non s'accende Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
Victor B-2338 10-in. 2/25/1905 Chant du chasseur Pol Plançon Bass vocal solo, with piano vocalist, bass vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 52 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Plançon, Pol," accessed November 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108835.

Plançon, Pol. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108835.

"Plançon, Pol." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 November 2020.

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