The Kentucky Opera’s ‘Glory Denied’

Sounds like a Jeopardy question: He was America’s longest-held prisoner of war who was captive nine years during the Vietnam War.  Who is Jim Thompson? “Glory Denied” is a modern opera centering on Thompson and his wife Alyce and how their reunion affects each other, their past and the nation’s distrust of the war. It is based on the book of the same name by Tim Philpott, with the music and libretto by Tom Cipullo. The opera will be staged over Veterans’ Day weekend with the Kentucky Opera partnering with many local and national military organizations. —Jo Anne Triplett

FRIDAY, NOV. 8 and 10

The Brown Theatre
Prices and times vary
315 W. Broadway

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The Kentucky Opera’s ‘Glory Denied’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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