The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

MUSIC BY MASON BATES & LIBRETTO BY MARK CAMPBELL

 

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2019 Grammy Award winner!


Violins and trumpets meet laptops and electronic beats in a groundbreaking opera by Bay Area composer Mason Bates
. Step into the emotional world of the man who reshaped our lives in this Grammy award-winning, 90-minute musical experience.

Production New to San Francisco Opera

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Sung in English with English supertitles


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THE BUZZ

“The energy of the composer [Mason Bates] reacts with that of his mercurial subject to create something theatrically arresting and new.” —Wall Street Journal

Edward Parks “holds center stage effortlessly, alternating at unpredictable intervals between gleeful young rebel and corporate tyrant, between spiritual seeker and flat-out bastard.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“As always, the mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke is a beating heart onstage, a warm and sympathetic presence as Laurene.” —The New York Times

Synopsis

A global icon's journey from hippie idealist to tech mogul leads, ultimately, to a deeper understanding of true human connection.

 

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CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Steve Jobs Edward Parks *
Laurene Powell Jobs Sasha Cooke
Steve Wozniak Garrett Sorenson
Kōbun Chino Otogawa Wei Wu *
Chrisann Brennan Anne-Marie MacIntosh *

PERFORMANCES

Jun 20, 24, 25, 28, 30; Jul 1, 3, 2020

CREATIVE
Conductor Michael Christie
Director Kevin Newbury
Set Designer Victoria Tzykun *
Costume Designer Paul Carey *
Lighting Designer Japhy Weideman *
Projection Designer 59 Productions *
Sound Designer Rick Jacobsohn *
Revival Choreographer Lawrence Pech
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

* San Francisco Opera debut

Commissioned by San Francisco Opera, the Santa Fe Opera and Seattle Opera with support from Cal Performances and co-produced with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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MADE POSSIBLE BY

The Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Production, Dr. & Mrs. William M. Coughran, Keith & Priscilla Geeslin, John A. & Cynthia Fry Gunn, Simon-Kutcher and Partners, and Barbara A. Wolfe.

 

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This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.