Glory Denied

GLORY DENIED

Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 3 PM & Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

Music and Libretto by Tom Cipullo
Presented in English with English subtitles.

The true story of America’s longest-held prisoner of war during one of our nation’s most turbulent eras.

Based on the book by Tom Philpott, Glory Denied is the story of Colonel Jim Thompson, who recalls episodes of his nine-year ordeal which include escape attempts, torture, and the overwhelming loneliness of years in solitary confinement. In the years after his return to the U.S., Jim struggles with adapting to his new life and the painful memories that come with it.

Glory Denied

The Annapolis Opera is proud to support Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Veterans Program by donating a portion of ticket sales to this critical initiative. This unique program provides support for Veterans in hospice care including a formal ceremony of gratitude and appreciation for their military service. This ceremony brings together family and friends for what is often the first and last opportunity for recognition. 

CAST

Matthew Hill
Craig Irvin
Oznur Tuluoglu
Colleen Daly

Matthew Hill
Younger Thompson

Craig Irvin
Older Thompson

Oznur Tuluoglu
Younger Alyce

Colleen Daly
Older Alyce

CREATIVE TEAM

Craig Kier
Dean Anthony
Glenn Avery Breed

Craig Kier
Conductor

Dean Anthony
Stage Director

Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann
Set & Projections Designer

Malory Hartman
Lighting Designer

Glenn Avery Breed
Costume Designer

Costumes provided by Wardrobe Witchery
Performance Rights provided by E.C. Schirmer Music Company

OPERA INSIGHT SERIES

Our popular Opera Insight Series events are presentations on a variety of topics related to our operas and programming. Featuring renowned guest speakers who are well-versed in their topic of discussion, each Opera Insight event aims to provide audiences with a larger depth and breadth of knowledge about a production.

Don’t wait to reserve your seat! Space is limited, and these events do sell out. Registration closes 24 hours before the event. If you would like to register after this time, please email kswekel@annapolisopera.org.

Glory Denied: A Story of Our Time

Glory Denied: A Story of Our Time

Speaker: Craig Kier, Artistic & Music Director
Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall, Room 205 | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

This event is FREE to attend; pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Maestro Craig Kier introduces the music of Tom Cipullo, one of the most often performed composers of today, and the rightful place Glory Denied has earned as part of operatic canon. With a musical language that welcomes all audiences, this opera reveals the power of exploring the complicated stories of our time and the lasting and healing effect it can have upon us all.

POW Families on the Home Front

Speaker: Taylor Baldwin Kiland, Author
Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall, Room 206 | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

This event is FREE to attend; pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Taylor Baldwin Kiland, author of Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton and Unwavering: The Wives Who Fought to Ensure No Man is Left Behind, brings a moving presentation on the effects of the Viet Nam War at home. Learn about the struggles of POW families, the tumultuous politics and antiwar protests, and the unfolding drama of the wives who endured an epic home front battle to make the fate of America’s POWs and missing men a national priority. Discover the lasting impact these events had during a time of seismic socioeconomic upheaval taking place in America.

POW Families on the Home Front
Pre-Performance Discussion

Glory Denied Pre-Performance Discussion

Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 2 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 2 PM
Maryland Hall, Room 206 | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

This event is FREE to attend; pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Join composer Tom Cipullo for a pre-performance discussion on his approach to bringing the book Glory Denied to the stage.

Glory Denied Panel Discussion

Moderator: Jan Scruggs, Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Panel: Dean Anthony, director; Tom Cipullo, composer; Tom Philpott, author
Saturday, January 27, 2024 | Post-Performance
Sunday, January 28, 2024 | Post-Performance
Maryland Hall, Main Theater | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD

This event is FREE to attend.

Join the team behind Annapolis Opera’s Glory Denied in a panel discussion detailing how this powerful story of its time influenced a nation and changed a generation.