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
BRAVA to the ever luminous Jen Zetlan and Nana Shi and their phenomenal performance of PHILOMEL in my old stomping grounds of Brooklyn Heights! Thank you, BASS!
THANKS to Johnathan McCullough and Carol Wong for their charmingly hilarious performance of my Platform Anxiety song! April 13, 2023 -Thanks also to Carnegie Hall, Citywide!
THANK YOU to the cast and crew of THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING!! Chicago Tribune COT Interview Out Chicago
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Maryland Opera Studio for their beautiful performance of TWA - a new opera with librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger!
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