Glory Denied

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07:30 PM
07:30 PM

HGO and HGOco Present:


A chamber opera by Tom Cipullo

Based on the oral history by Tom Philpott 


November 6 and 9, 2017
7:30 p.m.
1940 Air Terminal Museum — Hangar Building
8233 Travelair Street (Off Telephone Road and Airport Boulevard)

Presented as a part of the Veterans Songbook Project, Glory Denied is the story of an American family during the turbulent Vietnam War era. America’s longest-held prisoner of war returns home to a country he no longer recognizes. This intimate chamber opera chronicles Colonel Jim Thompson’s suffering in the jungles of southeast Asia through to the personal struggles that followed his liberation and repatriation. 

“From hope to despair, from love to hatred to forgiveness, the dramatic tension was relentless.” —Opera News

“…a powerfully realistic thriller and an unabashedly honest commentary on the America of the 1960s and ’70s.”—Fort Worth Weekly

Tickets just $40. Click above to buy.

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Purchase a ticket at ½ price to allow a Houston Veteran to attend Glory Denied for free by selecting the “Donate a ticket” option when purchasing your tickets. To honor a veteran by name with your ticket donation, please fill out this form

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Are you a US Veteran?  Call our box office at 713-228-6737 (OPERA) for a special promo code for 50% off your ticket price. Already have the promo code? Enter it when selecting your tickets. Valid veteran identification required at time of ticket pick-up. 


Houston Grand Opera’s multiyear Veterans Songbook initiative gives voice to the stories of Houston-based men and women who have served our country and to the stories of their loved ones, sparking a community-wide conversation about conflict and courage, strength and sacrifice. 

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