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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

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