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
WORLD PREMIERE TODAY! of THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING!! with librettist David Simpatico,COT, director Peter Rothstein and Maestro Lidiya Yankovskaya! March 23 & 25 2023! JOIN US in CHICAGO Tix Chicago Tribune COT Interview Out Chicago
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NYC! Come join Johnathan McCullough and Carol Wong in this free performance of my Platform Anxiety song! April 13, 2023 8 PM
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Maryland Opera Studio for their beautiful performance of TWA - a new opera with librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger!
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