UrbanArias presents GLORY DENIED
About GLORY DENIED
Capt. Floyd “Jim” Thompson was shot down over Vietnam on March 26, 1964. He was captured by the Viet Cong, and held for nine years; his wife Alyce was uncertain if he was alive. Faced with the prospect of raising their four children alone, she decided to move on, and settled down with another man. When Thompson returned, his long-held vision of Alyce was crushed, and his family’s lives were thrown into turmoil.
Based on the oral history by Tom Philpott, the opera GLORY DENIED tells the story of Jim and Alyce – their relationship, their choices, their joys, their disillusionment.
Older Thompson Timothy Mix
Older Alyce Caroline Worra
Younger Thompson John Riesen
Younger Alyce Cree Carrico
Conducted by Robert Wood
Directed by Kristine McIntyre
Inscape Chamber Orchestra
UrbanArias is opera company dedicated to producing short, contemporary operas and is celebrating its tenth season. All of our works were written within the last 40 years, and we produce works that are roughly 90 minutes or shorter. Our mission is to expose DC-area audiences to engaging, accessible, entertaining operas, and to provide a venue at which both established and emerging composers can present their shorter works. In addition to our main stage programming, UrbanArias presents programs “Opera Improv,” in which the audience directs scenes created before their eyes. Learn more at urbanarias.org