Fri, Nov 11, 2016, at 8pm
Sat, Nov 12, 2016, at 8pm
Sun, Nov 13, 2016, at 2pm

noah liff opera center

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.  

By Tom Cipullo
Based on the oral history by Tom Philpott
Sung in English with projected English titles
One act, 80 minutes
NOTE:  Contains adult language


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Join us for TALK BACK after the performance

Director John Hoomes, Maestro Dean Williamson, and the cast of GLORY DENIED will take questions from the audience in this up-close-and-personal session.  Plan to stay if you can!

 

Older Thompson Michael Mayes, baritone Nashville Opera:  Pagliacci, 2011 Arizona Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Fort Worth Opera

Older Thompson
Michael Mayes, baritone
Nashville Opera:  Pagliacci, 2011

Arizona Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Fort Worth Opera

Older Alyce Rebecca Sjöwall, soprano Nashville Opera:  The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, THe Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat Arizona Opera, Pacific Opera Project

Older Alyce
Rebecca Sjöwall, soprano
Nashville Opera:  The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, THe Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat

Arizona Opera, Pacific Opera Project

Young Thompson eric Neuville, tenor Nashville Opera Debut Seattle Opera, Madison Opera, Opera Fairbanks, Tacoma Opera, Vespertine Opera Theater

Young Thompson
eric Neuville, tenor
Nashville Opera Debut

Seattle Opera, Madison Opera, Opera Fairbanks, Tacoma Opera, Vespertine Opera Theater

Young Alyce Emma Grimsley, soprano Nashville Opera Debut Glimmerglass Festival, Ash Lawn Opera, Vespertine Opera Theater, Pacific Music Works

Young Alyce
Emma Grimsley, soprano
Nashville Opera Debut

Glimmerglass Festival, Ash Lawn Opera, Vespertine Opera Theater, Pacific Music Works

Stage Director JOHN HOOMES Nashville Opera CEO & Artistic Director 1995 – present Arizona Opera, Florentine Opera, Opera New Jersey, Kentucky Opera

Stage Director
JOHN HOOMES

Nashville Opera CEO & Artistic Director
1995 – present

Arizona Opera, Florentine Opera, Opera New Jersey, Kentucky Opera

Conductor DEAN WILLIAMSON Nashville Opera Music Director, 2015 – Present Nashville Opera:  Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah, The Girl of the Golden West, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, Cinderella, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Romulus Hunt Arizona Opera, Opera Idaho, Des Moines Metro Opera, Skagit Opera  

Conductor
DEAN WILLIAMSON

Nashville Opera Music Director, 2015 – Present

Nashville Opera:  Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah, The Girl of the Golden West, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, Cinderella, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Romulus Hunt

Arizona Opera, Opera Idaho, Des Moines Metro Opera, Skagit Opera

 

accompanist AMY TATE WILLIAMS Nashville Opera Chorusmaster/Accompanist 1998 – present Opera Director Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts 2003 – present

accompanist
AMY TATE WILLIAMS

Nashville Opera Chorusmaster/Accompanist
1998 – present

Opera Director
Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts
2003 – present