OPERA America Announcement
In Review: SWELL HERE, NY National Sawdust Log 7.14.19
THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING
"When was the last time a performance of any kind gave you cold chills? ... the visceral and literal sort of chills that lets you know something inside you has been moved? That was how I felt at last night’s performance of InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing " TheTuxedoRevolt
"...elliptical and poignant... A chess game scene between Turing and his fiancee portrayed the tragically painful and farcically awkward breaking-up of a relationship with uncomfortable accuracy..." en.paperblog.com
"Chen has a real knack for encapsulating sense of place through sound....Chen embodies the echoes heard as one speaking resounds in the lofted hallways and rafters of the church sanctuary... a sense of place...depth, nuance and dimension – a 3-D sound effect if you will... a tremendously fun effect." operapulse
"... lyrical, atmospheric...striking. Throughout, Ms. Chen balances despair and humor." The New York Times
"...inventive, powerful, and distinctly personal, with vocal writing distinguished by its sure-handed maturity and lyrical sweep...Its ethereal beauty and demanding virtuosity built to a climax of supplicating ululations, and was deeply affecting." urbanmodernblogspot.com
"... gripping... dark, complex... striking... wrenching." feastofmusic.com
JUSTINE F. CHEN
COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST
Check out my Know Them Now video on YouTube! Thanks, BMI!
SO EXCITED to announce the long-awaited WORLD PREMIERE of my opera with librettist David Simpatico, THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING!! March 23 & 25 2023! Get your tickets here!
THANK YOU to the INDIE OPERA PODCAST for a delightful interview! Check it out here!
LETTER TO OUR CHILDREN won BEST MUSIC VIDEO for this year's Paris Shorts Film Awards! and is an OFFICIAL SELECTION for this year's GOLDEN BRIDGE ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL. This opera film is a part of the Decameron Opera Coalition's "HEROES", still available for streaming here!
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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