The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Rediscovering The Universe Within

Many of us wanted to change the world. Steve Jobs did. A masterful marketer who decried materialism, Jobs led a binary life — magnetic and unapproachable, empathetic and cruel, meditative and restless. He helped connect us all while building a firewall around his own emotions. Jobs' late-life search for his inner truth is at the heart of this world premiere. Composer Mason Bates' music blends expressive electronics, including guitar, with rich opera orchestration.


Performed at The Crosby Theatre


Season

2017

Music By

Mason Bates

Libretto By

Mark Campbell

Sung In

English

Instant Translation Screen

English
Spanish


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“Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.”

Steve Jobs

Artists

Edward Parks
Edward Parks

Steve Jobs

Sasha Cooke
Sasha Cooke

Laurene Powell Jobs

Wei Wu
Wei Wu

Kôbun Chino Otogawa

Kelly Markgraf
Kelly Markgraf

Paul Jobs

Garrett Sorenson
Garrett Sorenson

Woz

Kevin Newbury
Kevin Newbury

Director

Michael Christie
Michael Christie

Conductor

Robert Tweten
Robert Tweten

Conductor (August 25)

Mason Bates
Mason Bates

Composer

Mark Campbell
Mark Campbell

Librettist

Victoria “Vita” Tzykun
Victoria “Vita” Tzykun

Scenic Design

Costume Design

59 Productions
59 Productions

Video Design

Japhy Weideman
Japhy Weideman

Lighting Design

Chloe Treat
Chloe Treat

Choreography

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Tours

Tours

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Lectures

Lectures

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The Music

"[Mason Bates'] music has moved the orchestra into the digital age and dissolved the boundaries of classical music."

Teresa Heinz on awarding Bates the Heinz Award

Inventing Steve Jobs

He was brilliant, enigmatic and contradictory. His face was on billboards and in magazines, his products in our pockets. But when the opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs receives its world premiere at The Santa Fe Opera in July 2017, it will illuminate a side of Steve Jobs that we’ve never seen before. It will do so as only an opera could.

Brilliant yet unknowable, Steve Jobs possessed a vision that seemed limitless. But only as his own life was ending did he find the means to look within himself. “In fact, Jobs’ search for inner peace is the story of the opera – which, in a sentence, is about a man who learns to be human again,” says composer Mason Bates.