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Final Performance Saturday!

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

By Mason Bates and Mark Campbell



September 22-October 7


Mason Bates


Mark Campbell


Starting at $26

Run Time

1 hour and 42 minutes with no intermission



A World Forever Changed.

A device brought the world to our fingertips, connected us in unparalleled ways, and streamlined communication. But for the man behind the machine, life was far from streamlined.

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, by acclaimed San Francisco composer Mason Bates and Pulitzer-winning librettist Mark Campbell, comes home to the place where it all began.

Under the baton of Michael Christie, Bates' score takes us on an operatic journey through the fragmented memory of love, betrayal, obsession and death, weaving together classical lyricism and a techno soundscape informed by the audio of early computers.

Pre-Opera Talk Digital Program Book

Steve Jobs has flashing lights throughout the performance which may trigger those with photosensitive epilepsy.

See a Performance

Join us 55 minutes before every performance for an engaging 20-minute overview of the opera.  Click on the below Learn More button for more information.

Pre-Opera Talks

Join us after every performance of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs in the Lower Level restaurant and bar, for a conversation with artists from the production, as well as music, fun and food and beverage for purchase.  Click on the below After Party button for more information.

After Party


OperaVision, HD video projection screens featured in the Balcony level for the first three performances.


Facing his own mortality, the tech icon Steve Jobs looks back at the triumphs and trials, breakthroughs and breakdowns, that shaped his life as a husband, father and industry leader.

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is inspired by the life and creative spirit of Steve Jobs and does not purport to depict actual events as they occurred or statements, beliefs, or opinions of the persons depicted. It has not been authorized or endorsed by Apple Inc., the Estate or Family of Steve Jobs, or by any persons depicted.


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* San Francisco Opera Debut

September 22, 24, 27, 30, 2023
October 3, 7, 2023

Commissioned by San Francisco Opera, The Santa Fe Opera and Seattle Opera with support from Cal Performances and co-produced with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by Dr. and Mrs. William M. Coughran; Keith
and Priscilla Geeslin; John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; Barbara A. Wolfe

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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