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For immediate release: July 19, 2005


11 Years Of Opera by the lake
Altamira Summer Arts Presents The Canadian Opera Company


Toronto, Ontario – For the 11th straight year, Altamira Investment Services and the Canadian Opera Company continue the enormously popular tradition of opera by the lake when Altamira Summer Arts presents the COC in concert on Tuesday, August 30, Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1 at 8 p.m. at Harbourfront Centre’s CIBC Stage (235 Queen’s Quay West).  The concerts are FREE with unreserved general seating.  A $5 donation is suggested with proceeds supporting the Regent Park School of Music. 


A highly anticipated annual event, these concerts attract approximately 10,000 people to Harbourfront each year, filling seats hours before the performances begin.  The concerts are part of Altamira Summer Arts which include performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The National Ballet of Canada.


The Altamira Summer Arts opera concerts are an exciting opportunity to preview the extraordinary voices of the artists appearing with the COC during the opera season as well as to enjoy the internationally-acclaimed COC Orchestra led by COC General Director Richard Bradshaw.  Special guest stars for this year’s concerts will be drawn from the COC’s fall productions of Macbeth and Carmen as well as include the rising young opera stars of the COC Ensemble Studio who dazzle the crowds each year.  A special musical performance by children who attended the COC’s Summer Opera Camps is another annual highlight.


Over the past 10 years, the summer opera concerts have raised more than $270,000 for various children’s charities.  In appreciation of donations of $10 or more, people will receive Operafare 7, a CD of opera excerpts chosen by the COC from the Universal Classics catalogue highlighting the forthcoming 2005/06 season. 


Altamira Summer Arts presents

the Canadian Opera Company

Tuesday, August 30, Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1 at 8 p.m. Harbourfront Centre’s CIBC Stage

(235 Queen’s Quay West)

Admission is FREE (suggested donation of $5) with unreserved general seating

All proceeds support the Regent Park School of Music


Visit or call 416-363-6671 for more information.


Altamira Investment Services is a leading investment services company, offering a wide range of mutual funds, savings products, managed portfolios and financial planning services. Award-winning client service, product innovation and expert advice define Altamira’s distinctive approach to investment management. The company is headquartered in Toronto with offices across the country, and is a subsidiary of the National Bank of



The Regent Park School of Music is a community music school providing a safe and secure environment where young people in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood can have access to a high quality, affordable after-school music program including music lessons, instruments, performance opportunities and exposure to diverse musical experiences.


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For further information, please contact:


Jennifer Pugsley, Publicist, tel: 416-306-2369, e-mail:

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