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, chorus; full orchestra (32-person)

Commissioned by American Lyric Theater

Watch a Video Excerpt COT 2019



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 and 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 with 3 flutists and percussion

Commissioned by North Carolina Opera

Seven Sisters (2020 in progress) 90 min.

Text by Stephanie Fleischmann

Watch a Video Sample: aria "Childless"




OPERA America's Opera Grant for

Female Composers Seven Sisters

Stay tuned for an encore presentation of Melisa Tien's SWELL, hosted by Asian American Arts Alliance. May 22, 29, 2021
Thank you, Wear Yellow Proudly and Asian American Federation for the  Benefit concert celebrating the Asian-American Community. 
So thrilled to be showcased at OPERA America's BACKSTAGE BRUNCH on 4/17!!
Bravi, beautiful performers of ALT's Concert of BIPOC composers and librettists.  April 10, 2021!!

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