Howard Dyck, C.M., Canadian conductor and broadcaster
Yesterday's premiere performance of The Llandovery Castle was an
unqualified triumph! I had been looking forward for quite some time to Martin’s new opera, but I was not prepared for anything of this magnitude. I am convinced that this new Canadian opera will be staged many times, and not only in Canada… Composer Stephanie Martin and librettist Paul Ciufo convey this gripping and deeply-moving tale with passion, and craft, and taste, and an impressive dramatic instinct.