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Plançon, Pol, 1851-1914

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    • Plançon, P. (Pol), 1851-1914
    • Plançon, Paul-Henri, 1851-1914
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1851-06-12
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1914-08-11
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Fumay (France)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Paris (France)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) France
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    • found: 20 great French singers of the twentieth century [SR] 196-?:label (P. Plançon) container notes (Pol Plançon; 1854-1914; bass)
    • found: Kutsch/Riemens, 1987(Plançon, Pol; b. 6-12-1854, Fumay (Departement Ardennes); d. 8-11-14, Paris; original name, Paul-Henri Plançon)
    • found: Grove music online, Sept. 23, 2010(Plançon, Pol (Paul-Henri); b. June 12, 1951, Fumay, Ardennes; d. Aug. 11, 1914, Paris; French bass)
    • found: MGG, 2. Ausg.(Plançon, Pol (originally Paul-Henri Plançon); b. June 12, 1851, Fumay, Ardennes; d. Aug. 11, 1914, Paris; singer)
    • found: Kutsch/Riemens, 3. erw. Aufl.(Plançon, Pol (originally Paul-Henri Plançon); b. June 12, 1851, Fumay (Departement Ardennes); d. Aug. 11, 1914, Paris; bass)
    • found: Wikipedia, 23 June 2020(Pol Henri Plançon 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)
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