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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:
THRILLED to be featured by the phenomenal Fleur Barron in Aural Compass' Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb 7 in Phoenix, AZ!  Click here for more info!

LOOKING FORWARD to my residency at UMD's prestigious School of Music and Maryland Opera Studio, February 2022!

CONGRATULATIONS to THE Divine CROSSING and Donald Nally performing the world premiere of my SHALLOW BREATH AND STEALTH on WRTI.ORG 12/19!

So Excited for our workshop of SEVEN SISTERS at Manhattan School of Music this Spring! Save the Date! 4/8/22!


CONGRATULATIONS to Kara and Peter Dugan on their hilarious performance
of my song Quarantine B*tch: R. S. V. P. at WQXR's 85th Birthday Celebration at The Greene Space on 12/5/21. Streaming now here!

 

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