LSM Newswire

Monday, March 16, 2009

COC Fine Wine Auction


Toronto, Ontario ’Äì Canadian Opera Company's successful Annual Fine Wine Auction celebrates its 10th anniversary this year bringing wine lovers together as they raise their glasses and bidding paddles on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the newly-renovated Crush Wine Bar and Restaurant. Returning to lead the live auction is Auctioneer Stephen Ranger of Ritchie's Auctioneers and Appraisers. The evening's events include a live auction, where wine enthusiasts and ardent collectors can either add to or begin a collection of some truly notable treasures. Guests can also bid in a silent auction that offers an assortment of exclusive and exciting items including a trip for two to Quebec City, Niagara winery tours, and dinner packages for some of Toronto's top restaurants. Wine and

hors d'oeuvres are served at 6 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling 416-363-8231.

This year's Fine Wine Auction offers bidders a chance to purchase from a wide variety of incredible wines from around the world including a 1989 Chˆ¢teau Lˆ©oville-Las Cases, 1989 Chˆ¢teau Mouton Rothschild, 1995 Chˆ¢teau Lafite Rothschild, 2001, 2002, 2003 Harlan The Maiden, and 1996 Domaine de la Romanˆ©e-Conti Echezeaux.

Last year, the COC's Fine Wine Auction raised over $86,000, and all proceeds are in support of the COC. For more information please contact Sarah Jarvis at 416-306-2305.



Thursday, April 16, 2009

Crush Wine Bar

455 King St. W.

Reception at 6 p.m.

Auction at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $50 ’àô Call 416-363-8231

Presented in part by Crush Wine Bar and Restaurant, the Austrian Trade Commission, The Cheese Boutique, as well as CTV and The Globe and Mail.

About the Canadian Opera Company

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America, and has an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. The COC currently enjoys a remarkable 99% attendance rate for its mainstage season. The company's new home, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, was designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc. and is Canada's first purpose-built opera house. The contemporary expression of a traditional five-tiered, European horseshoe-shaped auditorium was specifically designed for opera with the highest level of acoustics and provides unparalleled intimacy between the audience and the stage. Acclaimed as one of the best opera houses in the world, the Four Seasons Centre is also the performance venue for The National Ballet of Canada.

Canadian Opera Company Website

The Canadian Opera Company's new website, at, contains information on all productions including synopses, historical background and production photographs.

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