The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
By Mason Bates and Mark Campbell
September 22-October 7
Starting at $26
1 hour and 40 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.
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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.
Audio excerpts are from 2017 performances of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs at Santa Fe Opera, recorded by Pentatone, Catalogue No. PTC5186690, featuring the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra conducted by Michael Christie. Provided courtesy of Santa Fe Opera, Pentatone, and Naxos of America.
“Only one device”/Edward Parks (Steve Jobs); Interlude/Santa Fe Opera Orchestra; Laurene’s Aria/Sasha Cooke (Laurene Powell Jobs)