11 February 2019
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs Wins GRAMMY® Award for Best Opera Recording
- Emily Doyle Moore
The Santa Fe Opera’s World Premiere of Mason Bates and Mark Campbell’s opera, recorded live on the PENTATONE label, named Best Opera Recording at the 61st GRAMMY® Awards
Santa Fe, NM — The recording of Mason Bates and Mark Campbell’s opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs won Best Opera Recording at the 61st GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. The Santa Fe Opera produced the world premiere in July 2017 and performances of the sold-out run were recorded live. The album was released on the PENTATONE label in 2018 and has been praised as “an impressive achievement” by Gramophone.
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs was a Santa Fe Opera co-commission with Seattle Opera and San Francisco Opera with support from Cal Performances. It has been co-produced with Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, which performed it in September 2018. The production opens at Seattle Opera on February 23, 2019, and appears in San Francisco Opera’s 2019-2020 season.
In addition to winning the GRAMMY® for Best Opera Recording, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs recording garnered three other GRAMMY® nominations including Best Engineered Album, Classical; Producer of the Year, Classical; and Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
The Santa Fe Opera congratulates and thanks composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell; recording producer Elizabeth Ostrow, engineers Mark Donahue and Dirk Sobotka, Soundmirror, and PENTATONE; conductor Michael Christie and The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra; artists Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edward Parks, Garrett Sorenson, and Wei Wu; Susanne Sheston and The Santa Fe Opera Chorus; members of the creative team; donors and foundation support; and administration involved with the premiere and the creation of this recording.
BEST OPERA RECORDING Grammy® Winner — BATES: THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS
Michael Christie, conductor; Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edward Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu; Elizabeth Ostrow, producer (The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and Chorus)
Listen to The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
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