Jeanne (2009) 75 min.
coloratura soprano, bass (also singing falsetto), tenor, mezzo, baritone; full orchestra
The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing (in progress)
ca. 110 min.
text by David Simpatico
lyric baritone, leggiero tenor, lyric tenor, coloratura soprano, mezzo-soprano, SATB chorus;
full orchestra (32-person)
Commissioned by American Lyric Theater
The Maiden Tower (2005) 40 min.
solo bass, solo soprano, solo tenor, actress; fl/picc, B-flat cl., fh, harp, piano, percussion (plus timpani), 2 vns, va, vc, db; computer electronics, quadraphonic speaker set-up
Three, Two, One- BANG! (2008) 25 min.
youth opera based on Macbeth
sung roles: 2 sop., 2 mezzo, 1 tenor, 1 baritone; spoken roles: 2 males and 2 males or females;
string quartet + piano
Commissioned by Long Leaf Opera, 2008
The Dragon (2010) 50 min.
children's opera based on the tale by R. Akutagawa
soprano, mezzo, tenor, bass, optional chorus and piano; also orchestrated: 3 flutists + percussion
Commissioned by North Carolina Opera
Seven Sisters (2021 in progress) 90 min.
Text by Stephanie Fleischmann
Watch a Video Sample: aria "Childless"
JUSTINE F. CHEN
COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST
Very excited for my Merola debut 7.30.21 at 8 PM PT! Come join!
Look out for my Banff debut on August 14th 8:30 PM ET!! Stay Tuned!
CONGRATULATIONS to my dear performers, Russell Iceberg and Stephen Joven-Lee performing Testing 1-2-3 at Bowdoin's Gamper Festival! 7/8!
Working on my first film opera! Also, my first collaboration with librettist Jackie Goldfinger and Maria Sensi-Sellner's Resonance Works!! Stay tuned for more details!!
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