Glory Denied event at Soldiers & Sailors
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Location: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
4141 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
You're invited to a special evening celebrating the upcoming Pittsburgh Opera premiere of Glory Denied, the amazing true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held POW. Thompson endured nine years of brutal captivity in the jungles of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and returned home to a very different life than the one he left.
Join us at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum for a musical preview, lively discussion about the opera's story and music, and insights on the Vietnam War and POW experience. Speakers will include members of the opera’s cast and artistic team plus a military expert. You can mingle with the panelists as well. Panelists include:
- Ben Taylor, who is singing the role of Colonel Thompson
- James Lesniak, who is conducting Glory Denied
- Matt Haney, who is directing Glory Denied
- Christopher Hahn, Pittsburgh Opera General Director
- A military expert on the Vietnam War
The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested but not required; RSVP online. For more information about the venue, parking, etc., please call Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum at 412-621-4253, or send them an email.