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Opera to focus on Great War nurses 100 years after hospital ship sinking

Opera to focus on Great War nurses 100 years after hospital ship sinking

November 10, 2017
National

"TORONTO — The creators of a planned opera about the tragic sinking of a Canadian hospital ship during the First World War say it’s time to resurrect the stories of nurses who died in heroic service.

The sinking of the HMHS Llandovery Castle was considered one of the worst atrocities committed against Canada during the Great War and yet it is little known today, says librettist Paul Ciufo.

He and Toronto composer Stephanie Martin are working on an opera they hope will be ready for public performances by June 27, 2018 — the 100th anniversary of the sinking..."

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