Quebecer Giorgia Fumanti To Represent the Americas At Special Olympics Closing Ceremonies

    MONTREAL, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Quebec singer Giorgia Fumanti will
represent the Americas at the Special Olympics Closing Ceremonies, to be held
in Shanghai on October 11. In addition to being part of the Games' closing
mega-show, Fumanti was also invited to be on the recording of the event's
theme song, as well as part of a recording cast for a new "We Are the World."
"It is a great honour to have been chosen to represent the Americas. It says
loud and clear that I am now truly seen as Canadian," Fumanti says, showing
her great love for here adopted country, to which she moved a few years ago.
    "It gives me great joy to be considered Canadian and invited to sing the
theme song at an international event of this scale. Though I was physically
born in Italy, it is in Canada - and particularly in Quebec - where I was born
as a singer," she adds.
    After having given a series of concerts in Asia and in London with famed
tenor José Carreras, and having performed in the United States with Lang Lang,
as well as in Japan with Chinese group 12 Girls Band, the Special Olympics
Closing Ceremonies mark another chapter in the dazzling rise of Giorgia
Fumanti - a singer with a truly unique and exceptional voice. The event will
be seen by approximately 800 million television viewers. This major
performance comes on the heels of the success of Giorgia Fumanti's latest
album on the EMI label, From My Heart.
    Before leaving for Shanghai, Giorgia Fumanti will be the special guest
for a series of four Canadian concerts with Italian superstar Zucchero. After
the opening show in Gatineau (Théâtre du Casino Lac Leamy) on September 29,
the tour continues in St-Catharines (Brock Centre For The Arts) October 3,
Toronto (Massey Hall) October 4, and Montreal (Monument National) October 6.
    Following her return from China, she will tour the US with 12 Girls Band,
before returning to Canada for shows in Toronto (Hummingbird Centre)
October 26, Coquitlam, BC (Red Robinson Theatre) November 10, and Richmond, BC
(River Rock Casino) November 11 and 12 . Then, Giorgia will be under the
lights at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Cabaret du Vieux St-Jean) November 15,
Thetford Mines (Maison de la Culture) November 17, Richmond (Centre des Arts)
November 24, Vaudreuil-Dorion (Fabrique St-Michel) December 12, and the Church
in Ste-Adèle December 14, before returning to Toronto for a concert at the
Princess of Wales Theatre on December 16.
    She will be part of The Canadian Tenors concerts held at the Capitol in
Quebec on November 26, Montreal's Théâtre Outremont on November 28, and the
Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto on November 30.

For further information:

For further information: Dominique Lambert, Communications Dominique
Lambert, (514) 744-6311,; Maurice
Velenosi, MCM Entertainment Management, (450) 669-4088,

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