The Sante Fe Opera has announced the premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs for 2017. It is a collaboration of Composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell and is based on "one of the greatest innovators of our time."
General Director Charles MacKay announced, on August 5, that The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, will have its world premiere in 2017 as a part of the company’s 61st season.
The release continues:
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is a new opera that examines the life of one of the most fascinating figures of our time; an innovator who simplified communication with sleek devices, but who paradoxically learned that complex human relationships require more than one button to work. The opera starts at a moment in Jobs’ life when he must face his own mortality and circles back to the events and people in his past that shaped and inspired him: his father Paul, Zen Buddhism, his relationship with a woman whose child he initially disowned, his quick rise and fall as mogul, and – most importantly – his wife Laurene, who showed him the power of love and connection. The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs seeks to capture the buzzing creative realm of Silicon Valley with a kinetic electro-acoustic score, lush vocal writing, a compelling non-linear narrative, and a production as innovative as the man himself.