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    					  Lillian Nordica 
				     Table of Contents     					  Albert Reiss

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Pol Plançon

Pol Plançon


(1854-1914), elegant French bass from Fumax, was known for a technical skill and agility comparable to that of the most florid sopranos of his day. Plançon made his Met debut as Jupiter in the first American production of Gounod's Philémon et Baucis, November 29, 1893. During the 1900-01 season, the seventh of his ten with the company, Plançon, as "Première Basse," was paid $26,084.12 for a season of forty-seven opera performances, twelve Sunday-night concerts, and six outside engagements. Thirty-three of these performances were outside New York City. Plançon's roles in 1900-01 were Frère Laurent and Capulet in Roméo, Ramfis in Aida, Méphistophélès in Faust, St. Bris in Huguenots, Hermann in Tannhäuser, the Comte De Gormas in Le Cid, the title role in Mefistofele, the Inquisitor and the Grand Brahmin in Africaine. His Sunday-night concert repertory included Rossini's Stabat Mater, Verdi's Requiem, and his old recital standby, the "Air du Tambour-Major" from Thomas' Le Caïd.

AFRICAINE (Grand Brahmin): Side 3/Band 2

LE CID (Comte De Gormas): Side 3/Band 6

FAUST (Méphistophélès): Side 1/Band 9

    					  Lillian Nordica 
				     Table of Contents     					  Albert Reiss