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About this collection

In 2008, Pacific Opera Victoria commissioned an opera from the play, Mary's Wedding. The play tells a story of love and remembrance set in the Prairies, the trenches of France, and the Battle of Moreuil Wood in March 1918. Three years later, a new Canadian opera, Mary’s Wedding, made its world premiere in Victoria on November 10, 2011.

A collaboration between Pacific Opera Victoria and the University of Victoria Libraries resulted in an exhibit held at the Maltwood Gallery at the McPherson Library, in the Special Collections and University of Victoria reading room at the McPherson Library, and at the McPherson Playhouse during the production of the opera Mary’s Wedding. This collection consists of materials drawn from the extensive military history collections in Special Collections and University Archives and used in the exhibit and the accompanying website.\

 

Image: wedding photograph from the Florence Westman Collection (SC369)

 
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