Manuel Altamira was an Argentine tenor.
In 1951 he married Elvira Riestra, a descendant from an old Spanish family from Lugo. Among their two daughters, whom he taught the art of singing from an early age, Cristina Altamira took to music, eventually developing an international career as a performer of Latin American music. Manuel Altamira was a loyal supporter of the regime of Juan Domingo Peron and with his wife volunteered in numerous social projects.
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