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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

2020 WINNER

OPERA America's Opera Grant for

Female Composers Seven Sisters

BREAKING NEWS:
So thrilled to find out that my music will be featured this summer at Merola Opera and at Bowdoin International Music Festival!!

A new short film opera with Jackie Goldfinger and Resonance Works is in the works!! Stay Tuned!


Stay tuned for an encore presentation of my "to belong" from  Melisa Tien's SWELL, hosted by Asian American Arts Alliance. June 22, 29, 2021 6-7:15 PM!

So thrilled to be showcased at OPERA America's BACKSTAGE BRUNCH on 4/17!!
 

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