Santa Fe Opera premiers The Revolution of Steve jobs
CIRCLING BACK ON A LIFE
Many of us want to change the world. Steve Jobs did. An enigmatic public figure, he could be magnetic yet unapproachable, empathetic yet cruel, meditative yet restless. He helped connect us all while building a firewall around his own emotions. At the heart of this world premiere is the story of a man who circles back to the formative events in his life while learning to acknowledge his own mortality.
The moving and witty libretto by Mark Campbell leaps around in time to capture the spirit of its subject. Composer Mason Bates’ music blends expressive electronics, including guitar, with rich opera orchestration.