Plançon, Pol [Paul-Henri]
- Desmond Shawe-Taylor
(b Fumay, Ardennes, June 12, 1851; d Paris, Aug 11, 1914). French bass. A pupil of Gilbert(-Louis) Duprez and Giovanni Sbriglia, he made his début at Lyons in 1877. He first sang at the Paris Opéra in 1883 as Gounod’s Méphistophélès, and remained there for ten seasons, taking part in the premières of Massenet’s ...