Lamontagne became an impresario in 1895, presenting the violinist Marsick, and later Busoni, Casals, Albani, Melba, Thibaud, Dufault, Rodolphe Plamondon (Lamontagne's brother-in-law), the Flonzaley Quartet, and others. Lamontagne was administrator 1895-6 of the Couture MSO and 1910-13 of the Montreal Opera. In 1914 he helped negotiate the publication of the vocal score of Guillaume Couture's Jean le Précurseur by Joubert in Paris. However, the work's premiere that year was cancelled because of the war.
Lamontagne's wife, Annette (b Plamondon), appeared frequently as soprano soloist with the Couture MSO and took part in many other concerts. A collection of her papers is held at the National Library of Canada.
See also Yvette Lamontagne (his daughter).
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