Actéon & Glory Denied


This Spring, the USC Thornton Opera and Thornton Symphony present a double bill of two one-acts – Actéon by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo.

The Charpentier opera is based on Ovid’s story about the punishment and demise of the hunter Actéon at the hands of Diana. The piece is musically fresh and dramatically resonant with relevance to contemporary discussions regarding gender, censorship, and voice.

Cipullo’s Glory Denied is based on the book by Tom Philpott that tells the story of Floyd James “Jim” Thompson who spent 9 years as an American POW in Vietnam. The opera allows us to imagine what Jim and his wife Alice went through, both during his captivity and when facing each other after years apart.

Performance Dates

April 14, 2023 | 7:00 pm
April 16, 2023 | 2:00 pm

801 E. 4th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 687-4278

Reservations Required


The show on April 16th will be livestreamed. Find out more at the page.

by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
based on a story in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Glory Denied
by Tom Cipullo
based on the book by Tom Philpott

Brent McMunn, Conductor/Music Director
Martina Roos, Stage Director

Sam Lopez, Projections Designer
Christopher Hoffman, Technical Direction
Edina Hiser, Costume Designer Glory Denied
KerriAnne Savastano, Costume Designer Actéon

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