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
Splintered (in progress)
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 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
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!
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