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If you’ve been wondering about this opera we’ve been working on, here is a little video that gives you a glimpse of how our work is going, and what you’re going to hear in June when we perform the piece, 100 years to the day after the Llandovery Castle hospital ship went down in the Celtic Sea.

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Meet the Women of the Llandovery Castle

In June 1918 the hospital ship HMCS Llandovery Castle set sail on her return journey to Liverpool, having delivered wounded soldiers to Halifax. On board were 14 Canadian nurses, women of diverse backgrounds who had been serving at the front, offering healing and compassion to soldiers on both sides of the conflict. 

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The Lucky Librettist

When playwright Paul Ciufo decided to compliment a composer, little did he know it would lead to a fascinating collaboration on a new Canadian opera. Here is Paul’s recount of meeting Stephanie Martin and discovering the rewarding life of a librettist.

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