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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

Watch a Video Excerpt COT 2019

 

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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 + 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

BREAKING NEWS:
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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