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 [working title] - IN PROGRESS
Based on Twa Sisters, the ballad
Text by Jacqueline Goldfinger
JUSTINE F. CHEN
COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST
Gearing up for my upcoming workshop with Maryland Opera Studio for their New Work Reading: a new opera with librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger! TWA - Feb 17, 2023!
Thrilled to announce the world premiere of Iridescent Gest, my piece for the mighty Matt Haimovitz at the Israel Conservatory of Music! 2/28/23
GET YOUR TICKETS to the long-awaited WORLD PREMIERE of my opera with librettist David Simpatico, THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING!! COT, and director Peter Rothstein and Maestra Lidiya Yankovskaya! March 23 & 25 2023! Tickets here! ALT Tour info here!
Check out my Know Them Now video on YouTube! Thanks, BMI!
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