Hampton Securities CEO Peter Deeb Donates $1 Million to the Canadian Opera Company

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The Canadian Opera Company has received a commitment of $1 million from Hampton Securities Limited CEO Peter Deeb.

So who says that finance and music do not mix?

Hampton Securities has been a fixture on Bay Street for many years as one of Canada’s leading wealth managers with a reputation built on investment performance. This year the Deeb family who started the business are celebrating 50 years in the financial services industry by backing performance of another kind.

The latest $1 million donation will go towards the opera company's Ensemble Studio, a training program for young opera professionals. The Canadian Opera Company has expressed great gratitude for Peter Deeb's support to the organization, revealing that Mr. Deeb’s patronage and generous gift would directly support Canada's next generation of young and talented opera professionals.

Every year, only a few young professionals join the Ensemble Studio after a rigorous audition and elimination process that attracts close to 200 hopefuls each year. Each participant receives world-class training from the biggest names in opera from all over the world.

Mr. Deeb relates that it is, "a great honour to participate in this program and to help equip young opera professionals with vocal, acting, and language training, as well as give them much needed exposure and experience.”

Mr. Deeb also commends the work and efforts of the Canadian Opera Company and the Ensemble Studio and thanks them for making sure that the "art form has a future.” Mr. Deeb believes that the COC has, “gone above and beyond its mandate,” in keeping opera alive and well in the country and in investing in training young and talented professionals.

About the Canadian Opera Company

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company – http://www.coc.ca – is the largest opera company in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The COC established the Ensemble Studio in 1980, and since then, over 180 young professional Canadian singers, opera coaches, stage directors and conductors have acquired their first major professional operatic experience through the program. The COC maintains its international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation by creating new productions within its diverse repertoire, collaborating with leading opera companies and festivals, and attracting the world’s foremost Canadian and international artists. Ensemble graduates enhance the COC’s international reputation by acting as ambassadors for the company. The COC performs in its own opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, renowned as one of the finest in the world.

About Hampton Securities Limited

With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, Hampton Securities -- http://www.hamptonsecurities.com/ -- is an investment firm that focuses on private wealth management, international energy investment banking services and institutional trading. Hampton Securities aims to help clients gain wealth over time by offering sound financial and investment advice as well as offering top-notch financial products and services.

If you have any questions regarding information in this press release, or would like to learn more about Hampton Securities and its partner’s involvement in making our community better, please contact:

Julia Palvolgyi
Hampton Securities Limited
http://www.hamptonsecurities.com
416-862-7800

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