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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

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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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