Glory Denied – Opera in Arlington, Va.

Last November we reported on the new opera Glory Denied, which is based on the 2001 book of the same name by Tom Philpott. The book and opera tell the amazing story of Col. Floyd James “Jim” Thompson, the former Special Forces officer who was captured by the Viet Cong in Vietnam in 1964 and not released until 1973. Thompson was the longest-held POW in U.S. history.

Composer Tom Cipullo’s two-character operatic version of Thompson’s life during captivity and after will be performed next by the UrbanArias Opera Company at the Artisphere in Rosslyn (Arlington), Virginia, beginning April 1. The company is offering discounts to active-duty military folks for the six performances.

For more details and to check show times and dates go to Urban Arias’ website.

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