TOM CIPULLO (b 1956 )
Praised by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his operas, composer Tom Cipullo is the winner of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship, the 2013 Sylvia Goldstein Award from Copland House, and the 2013 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy.
With librettist David Mason, he created After Life for Music of Remembrance in 2015. That dramatic depiction of a confrontation between the ghosts of Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso received the National Opera Association’s prestigious Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Award. Cipullo’s breakout opera Glory Denied (2007) was based on the true story of the Vietnam veteran who was America’s longest-held prisoner of war.
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