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Glory Denied
Composer:Tom Cipullo
Librettist:Tom CipulloTom Philpott

America’s longest held prisoner of war returns to a country he no longer recognizes and a family who barely recognizes him.  Glory Denied speaks to the plight of so many of our veterans who nobly fight for their country but face huge challenges when it comes to re-assimilating into society—and their longed-for normal lives—after service.  This true story of Vietnam veteran Colonel Jim Thompson explores the unimaginable bravery asked of soldiers and even the nature of hope itself.

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Annapolis OperaGlory Denied1/27/2024 - 1/28/2024
Opera Company of MiddleburyGlory Denied9/27/2023 - 9/27/2023
Opera RoanokeGlory Denied2/24/2023 - 2/26/2023
Knoxville OperaGlory Denied9/9/2022 - 9/11/2022
Opera NaplesGlory Denied3/18/2022 - 3/20/2022
Berkshire Opera FestivalGlory Denied7/22/2021 - 7/24/2021
Painted Sky OperaGlory Denied1/31/2020 - 2/7/2020
UrbanAriasGlory Denied1/16/2020 - 1/19/2020
Kentucky OperaGlory Denied11/8/2019 - 11/10/2019
Union Avenue OperaGlory Denied8/16/2019 - 8/24/2019
Pittsburgh OperaGlory Denied2/23/2019 - 3/3/2019
Opera BirminghamGlory Denied1/25/2019 - 1/27/2019
Des Moines Metro OperaGlory Denied11/16/2018 - 11/18/2018
Tri-Cities OperaGlory Denied11/10/2017 - 11/19/2017
Anchorage OperaGlory Denied2/10/2017 - 2/18/2017
Nashville OperaGlory Denied11/11/2016 - 11/13/2016
Pensacola OperaGlory Denied11/10/2016 - 11/13/2016
Opera IdahoGlory Denied4/29/2016 - 4/30/2016
Chelsea OperaGlory Denied11/12/2015 - 11/14/2015
Syracuse OperaGlory Denied11/6/2015 - 11/8/2015
Opera MemphisGlory Denied4/9/2015 - 4/11/2015
Fort Worth OperaGlory Denied4/4/2013 - 5/11/2013
Chelsea OperaGlory Denied11/11/2010 - 11/13/2010

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Melanie Curcio (Young Alyce)
Gretchen Mundinger (Older Alyce)
Jan Heinrich Kuschel (Young Jim Thompson as a P.O.W.)
Scott Roche (Older Jim Thompson)

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