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pocket operas

 

On the Origin (2011) ​- 25 min.

for two coloratura sopranos, baritone, & piano.

Text by Rochelle Bright

Commissioned and premiered by American Lyric Theater, Opera in Eden, Symphony Space, June 2011. [video]

Letter to My Sons, Upon the Death of My Father (2021) 

 - 14 min Monodrama/Film Opera

for mezzo-soprano, harp & cello quintet (vn1/vn2/va/vc1/vc2)

Text by Jacqueline Goldfinger

Commissioned & premiered by Resonance Works

Online Premiere, 2021

Voice for a Future Nightingale (2008) ​- 7 min.

for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, & piano.

Text by Ken Gass

Commissioned & premiered by Tapestry New Opera, Opera Briefs 2008.

New York Premiere by Underworld Productions, 3.31.2012.

Chicken or Beef? (2008) - 5 min.

for tenor, baritone, & piano.

Text by David Brock

Commissioned & premiered by Tapestry New Opera, Opera Briefs 2008.



decoherence (2008) - 5 min.

for soprano, mezzo-soprano, & piano

Text by Andrew Moodie

Commissioned & premiered by Tapestry New Opera, Opera Briefs 2008.

JUSTINE F. CHEN

COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST

BREAKING NEWS:
SO EXCITED to announce the long-awaited WORLD PREMIERE production of my opera with librettist David Simpatico, THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING!! March 23, 25, 26 2023!
Get your tickets here!


TREMENDOUS GRATITUDE to the amazing, wondrous performers in our workshop of SEVEN SISTERS at Manhattan School of Music 4/8/22!

BRAVI to the terrific students of UMD's prestigious School of Music and Maryland Opera Studio, in their phenomenal performances of my residency concert
2/12/22!!

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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