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
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"
TWA [working title] - IN PROGRESS
Based on Twa Sisters, the ballad
Text by Jacqueline Goldfinger
read about the first workshop
JUSTINE F. CHEN
COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST
BRAVA to the ever luminous Jen Zetlan and Nana Shi and their phenomenal performance of PHILOMEL in my old stomping grounds of Brooklyn Heights! Thank you, BASS!
THANKS to Johnathan McCullough and Carol Wong for their charmingly hilarious performance of my Platform Anxiety song! April 13, 2023 -Thanks also to Carnegie Hall, Citywide!
THANK YOU to the cast and crew of THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING!! Chicago Tribune COT Interview Out Chicago
What to do in Chicago
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Maryland Opera Studio for their beautiful performance of TWA - a new opera with librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger!
Check out my Know Them Now video on YouTube! Thanks, BMI!
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