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Opera on the Avalon - Ours

  • Arts and Culture Centre 95 Allandale Road St. John's, NL, A1B 3X6 Canada (map)

Ours tracks the aftermath of the battle of Beaumont Hamel through the story of Thomas Nangle, who was chaplain to the Newfoundland Regiment. Following the war he was named to the Imperial War Graves Commission where he led efforts to properly bury the remains of much of the lost regiment across Europe.

He established the existing five war memorial sites across Europe, including Beaumont Hamel, as well as the Newfoundland National War Memorial in St. John’s.
His story of sacrifice, hardship, and renewal is the perfect human embodiment of Newfoundland’s journey through the war, and through its horrific aftermath.

By John Estacio and Robert Chafe

Show length: 2 hours 15 mins
Intermission: 15 mins
Suitable for All Ages

Earlier Event: June 18
Opera on the Avalon - Sweeney Todd
Later Event: July 2
Opera on the Avalon - Ours