Film Opera, with librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger and director/cinematographer Christopher Ash. Part of the Decameron Opera Coalition's HEROES series. 2021
25-minute opera with librettist Rochelle Bright. Charles Darwin's most controversial work — On the Origin of Species — to publish, or not to publish? Could Darwin damn the soul of his own child Annie, whose memories he kept in a box? With Annie's salvation at stake, Charlie hands his manuscript to his wife Emma to decide. This intimate opera features a libretto sourced from Darwin's own private letters and his greatest written works.
Chamber Opera with librettist Stephanie Fleischmann exploring the role of women in society, and the spaces between different generations and cultures. IN PROGRESS
An operatic fantasia with librettist David Simpatico on the life of computer scientist Alan Turing. Scheduled for premiere in 2023.
JUSTINE F. CHEN
COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST
SAVE THE DATE! Thrilled to announce my upcoming workshop with the Maryland Opera Studio for their New Work Reading: a new opera with librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger! TWA - Feb 17, 2023!
EXCITED to announce my new commission with the mighty Matt Haimovitz's PRIMAVERA PROJECT!
Check out my Know Them Now video on YouTube! Thanks, BMI!
GET YOUR TICKETS to the long-awaited WORLD PREMIERE of my opera with librettist David Simpatico, THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING!! March 23 & 25 2023! Get your tickets here!
THANK YOU to THE Divine CROSSING and Donald Nally performing the world premiere of my SHALLOW BREATH AND STEALTH on WRTI.ORG 12/19/21!
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