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
SO EXCITED to announce the long-awaited WORLD PREMIERE production of my opera with librettist David Simpatico, THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING!! March 23, 25, 26 2023!
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TREMENDOUS GRATITUDE to the amazing, wondrous performers in our workshop of SEVEN SISTERS at Manhattan School of Music 4/8/22!
BRAVI to the terrific students of UMD's prestigious School of Music and Maryland Opera Studio, in their phenomenal performances of my residency concert 2/12/22!!
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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