press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
1/3

opera

large

Jeanne (2009)  75 min. (in progress)

coloratura soprano, bass (also singing falsetto), tenor, mezzo, baritone; full orchestra



The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing (in production)

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

Watch a Video Excerpt COT 2019

 

Splintered  (in progress)

text: Lila Palmer; co-composer: Jorge Sosa

Commissioned: American Lyric Theater and Opera Saratoga

​medium


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 (in progress) 90 min.

Text by Stephanie Fleischmann

4 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 1 spinto

Watch a Video Sample: aria "Childless"

Watch a 5 min promo

Twa Sisters [working title] - IN PROGRESS - Modular

Based on Twa Sisters, the ballad, and Christina Rosetti's Goblin Market

Text by Jacqueline Goldfinger

JUSTINE F. CHEN

COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST

BREAKING NEWS:
Check out my Know Them Now video on YouTube! Thanks, BMI!

SO EXCITED
to announce 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 INDIE OPERA PODCAST for a delightful interview! Check it out here!

LETTER TO OUR CHILDREN won BEST MUSIC VIDEO for this year's Paris Shorts Film Awards! and is an OFFICIAL SELECTION for this year's GOLDEN BRIDGE ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL. This  opera film is a part of the Decameron Opera Coalition's "HEROES", still available for streaming 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!
 

 All content in this website, including text,

most images and sound files, is ©Copyright 2022 by Justine Fang Chen.