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Glory Denied

An Opera in Two Acts


Music by Tom Cipullo; Libretto by Tom Cipullo,
Based on the book by Tom Philpott

directed by Alexandra Dietrich
conducted by Filippo Ciabatti

September  27 & 29 at 7:30 pm 

October 1 at 2:00 pm

Pre-Show Talks one hour ahead of curtain at Memorial Baptist Church 97 S Pleasant St, Middlebury

Assigned Seating

TICKETS $77 / $67 / $57

(This price includes the $2 fee for

Town Hall Theater)

Under the age of 26 – FREE


On sale for OCM Members

August 14th at noon; general public

August 21st at noon.

Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30pm

Friday, September 29 at 7:30pm

Sunday, October 1 at 2:00pm

Opera Company of Middlebury - 20th season - presents a Vermont Premiere

Glory Denied is a poignant saga that takes place during the Vietnam War, based on the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war.

This profoundly moving story and soaring score by one of America’s leading classical voice composers, Tom Cipullo, tells Thompson’s story through younger and older versions of Thompson and his wife, Alyce, who traverse this complex emotional landscape through hope, despair, love, hate, courage, and forgiveness.

Peter Kendall Clark, Brandon Snook, Meredith Lustig and Megan Pachecano round out our cast for this opera in two acts. Pre-show talk at 6:30pm at the Memorial Baptist Church.

Conductor: Filippo Ciabatti

  • Flute: Laura del Sol Jiménez
  • Clarinet: Hyunwoo Chun
  • Horn: Michael Lombardi
  • Percussion: Nicola Cannizzaro
  • Harp: Rebecca Weaver
  • Piano: Mary Jane Austin
  • Violin: Ira Morris
  • Viola: Elizabeth Reid
  • Cello: Tyler Michael James

Join us for brunch at Tourterelle on Sunday, September 24th at 11:00am.  Separate ticket required for this event. More information and tickets can be found here.

Opera Under 26 & Veterans – FREE TICKETS
Are you under 26 and think you might like to see what an opera is like? Look no further than Opera Under 26! Thanks to the generous donation of an anonymous supporter, we’re thrilled to offer free tickets to Fidelio. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Click this link to go to the OCM website for details and to fill out a form.
Are you a veteran or active member of the military? We’d be honored to have you join us, and your ticket is on us! Email to inquire.
Limited quantities available on a first-come, first serve-basis. 

We invite you to a special event to benefit and celebrate the Opera Company of Middlebury on our 20th anniversary season! Join the cast of Glory Denied and the OCM board and staff for Sunday brunch and French opera repertoire. For more information, menu selection and tickets, please click HERE.

Visit the OCM website at for more information about the opera, bios of the singers and more!

Town Hall Theater

68 S Pleasant Street

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.

Glory Denied


    Flat Floor $57

    Main House $67

    Balcony $77

    plus applicable fees

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