New opera tells little-known story of heroic Canadian nurses killed in WWI atrocity

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On June, 1918, 14 Canadian nursing sisters were killed when their hospital ship, the Llandovery Castle, was torpedoed. A new Canadian opera commemorates these 14 brave women, who comforted the wounded and the dying in the midst of unimaginable horror and suffering. Alisa Siegel's documentary brings us the story of the nurses, and the creation of the opera "Llandovery Castle", which will premiere on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship.

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