Steve Jobs opera debuts at Santa Fe Opera

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An opera about Steve Jobs debuts this weekend at Santa Fe Opera.


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Steve Jobs gave the world the Mac, the iPod, the iPhone and Pixar. And beginning Wednesday July 26, he shall be giving the viewers at New Mexico’s Santa Fe Opera some excessive C notes in “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs”.

The brand new opera is the 15th world premiere by Santa Fe Opera and focuses on Jobs’ inner struggles all through his life. The opera is introduced in a nonlinear style with scenes starting from constructing computer systems in his storage with “Woz” and the product launch of “one revolutionary machine” to extra private moments like a Buddhist wedding ceremony ceremony between Jobs and his spouse Laurene.

“The truth is, Jobs’ seek for internal peace is the story of the opera – which, in a sentence, is a few man who learns to be human once more,” says composer Mason Bates.

Bates makes use of a mixture of orchestra, guitar and digital devices for the music. The libretto is by Mark Campbell.

Since his passing in 2011, there have been quite a few movies, documentaries, and books about Jobs, all of which have met with some sort of controversy or criticism. However opera is sort of a unique medium and may be capable of give perception into a person that only some individuals actually knew.

“The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” opens on the Santa Fe Opera on July 26. Try an interview with the composer and librettist under:

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