Opera Naples Announces Cast of ‘Glory Denied’

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Naples has announced that cast for “Glory Denied” by Tom Cipullo.

The company noted that Ramón Tebar will conduct a cast that includes Skyler Schlenker as Older Thompson, Wesley Frye as Younger Thompson, Emilie Faiella as Younger Alyce, and Linda Collazo as Older Alyce.

Cara Consilvio is set to direct the production.

Composed in 2007, Cipullo’s “Glory Denied” is the story of the longest-held American prisoner of war from the Vietnam era, and his agonizing re-introduction to an America that had moved on without him.

“Glory Denied” is set to be performed two times on March 18 and 20, 2022.

The work is part of Opera Naples’ festival which will include productions of “On the Town” and “Tosca” as well as concerts from Ramon Vargas, Javier Camarena, and Joseph Calleja.