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THE DRAGON - INFORMATION PAGE

50 min. Children’s Opera

Sung by adults. Optional chorus/audience participation.

 

A disgruntled monk puts a sign up and fools a town into believing an event will occur. Tensions build as his lie spreads to neighboring villages. Eventually the day comes, and the wild predicted event happens! Or did it?

 

Text: Justine F. Chen, based on a story by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

 

FORCES: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Piano [not completely orchestrated or premiered]

SPONSORSHIP: North Carolina Opera

THE DRAGON
libretto

THE DRAGON
PV Score

For access to audio files, please contact me!

Photo Credit: Steven Laxton. 

JUSTINE F. CHEN

COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST

BREAKING NEWS:
BEST WORLD PREMIERE 2023!
Our "Fantastical, evocative, and nuanced" opera THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING was just named BEST WORLD PREMIERE of 2023 by Chicago Tribune today! Thank you, David Simpatico, Chicago Opera Theater, and American Lyric Theater!!!!

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March 25, 2024 - THE FORUM, Columbia's gorgeous concert venue! The Harlem Chamber Players will be performing my string quartet
6:30 PM! 


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