The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Released on Pentatone in June 25th 2018

Awarded the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Opera, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is a kinetic and soulful exploration of an iconic figure of our time. The opera exists at the intersection of creativity, technology, communication—and, ultimately, the tragedy. Animated by an electro-acoustic soundworld and a non-linear libretto, the opera journeys through the key scenes of Jobs’ life and his early death. Both charismatic and cold-hearted, Steve acts as both protagonist and antagonist in a story that is also propelled by the key people of his life: his wife Laureen; his Buddhist mentor Kōbun Chino Otogawa; Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; and Chrisann Brennan, the mother of his disowned daughter. This intimate cast is supplemented by a small chorus of representing techies, students, reporters, and guests.

Performed by the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Michael Christie (Conductor), Edward Parks, Corrie Stallings, Tyler Zimmerman, Sasha Cooke, Wei Wu, Garrett Sorenson, Adelaide Boedecker, Adam Bonanni, Kristen Choi, Thaddeus Ennen, Andrew Maughan.

Credit: Mason Bates (composer) & Mark Campbell (Librettist) 

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