Kaminsky, Moore’s “February” Premieres in Newfoundland, Oct 13, 14 with Opera on the Avalon

February is a powerful portrayal of the families whose lives were irrevocably altered when Ocean Ranger sank off the coast of Newfoundland, on Valentine’s Day, 1982 — all 84 men on board were lost.

Shifting between the past and present, we follow the fictional Helen O’Mara and her son John. Helen navigates the grief of widowhood and the struggles of motherhood, eventually learning to ‘let the light in’ and find love again. John, immersed in a career in the oil industry that killed his father, struggles with his ambivalence and aspirations when he unexpectedly becomes a father himself.

Based on the award-winning novel by Lisa Moore, February delves into the shared, enduring grief of a community struck by tragedy, and explores our paths forward in this world.