an opera singer performing
Start: November 21, 2021 3 p.m.
End: November 21, 2021 4:30 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall


Based on a book by Tom Philpott, Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. The opera deals not only with Thompson’s suffering in the jungle of southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, but also the tragic aftermath that followed his liberation.

Sung in English, the performances will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra.

Learn more about the Ball State Opera Theatre program, director Jon Truitt, and vocal coach Cara Chowning.

Sung in English with projected titles.
Run time: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes including one intermission

Other Performances

This is the second of two performances. The first performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 20.


  • General Admission: $15
  • Seniors: $13
  • Faculty/Staff: $10
  • Students: $5 in advance / $8 at the door

Tickets are sold through the College of Fine Arts Box Office located at Sursa Hall. Purchase options:

  • Phone: 765-285-8749
  • In person: Monday through Friday from Noon to 5 p.m., or starting 1 hour before the performance at the performance venue

**Please note: As part of our commitment to sustainability, all College of Fine Arts tickets are paperless and are accessible via email confirmation. Your confirmation email contains your digital tickets which can be scanned at the door from your mobile device, or you can print your digital tickets at home to be scanned. There is no need to visit Will Call prior to the performance.


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. This garage is free on weekends.


This performance will also be offered as a livestream - visit the Concert Livestream Page to watch live. Streaming begins approximately 15 minutes prior to scheduled concert start time.