From Carl Dreyer's Jeanne d'arc

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From Carl Dreyer's Jeanne d'arc

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JEANNE (in progress)

opera

 

EXCERPT- Overture: Joan's Prayer (01:49)


music and text by Justine F. Chen
performed live by Jennifer Zetlan/JEANNE, Steve Beck/piano.

Because of the peculiarity of her path, and her miraculous and awe-inspiring presence, Joan was interviewed and investigated many times so numerous records and recollections of her life are readily accessible.  The three main historical moments relating to her life are the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) - the struggle between the French and the English over the French throne, Joan’s Trial of Condemnation at Rouen (1431)- which ended in her death at the stake, and her Rehabilitation Trial (1455-1456) – in which 115 witnesses, many from the previous trial, and her hometown were interviewed- this resulted in the nullification of the 1431 verdict. Throughout the opera, we move forwards and backwards on this timeline to fill in the gaps of information.
 

JEANNE has been presented by NYCO in their VOX 2008 showcase, at the Cornelia Street Café with Composers Collaborative Inc., and in North Carolina with Long Leaf Opera.



For a Q&A about JEANNE for VOX 2008, click here.

JUSTINE F. CHEN

COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST

BREAKING NEWS:
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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