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Jeanne (2009)  75 min.

coloratura soprano, bass, 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, chorus; full orchestra

Commissioned by American Lyric Theater



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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 and piano

Commissioned by Long Leaf Opera, 2008

The Dragon (2010) 50 min.
children's opera based on the tale by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
soprano, mezzo, tenor, bass, optional chorus and piano; also orchestrated with 3 flutists and percussion

Commissioned by North Carolina Opera

Seven Sisters (2020-in progress) 90 min.

chamber opera

JUSTINE F. CHEN

COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST

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