The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

MUSIC BY MASON BATES & LIBRETTO BY MARK CAMPBELL

 

With “one device,” Steve Jobs indisputably changed our world. Yet as he tried to make the world more connected, he struggled to truly connect with the people in his own life—his friends, business partners and family. Behind all the disruption and the drive for perfection, what did it all mean?

Production New to San Francisco Opera

Meet the Cast

Sung in English with English supertitles


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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 1 hours and 30 minutes with no intermission

WHO SHOULD SEE IT

Fans of The Social Network, director Danny Boyle, the Lisa Brennan-Jobs book Small Fry, and social commentary through the lens of technology, like in the TV shows Mr. Robot or Black Mirror

FOUND IN SERIES

Full Series: A, D*, R/R+RBW*, G, J, M
Half Series: C, F*, T*, X*, I, L, O
Out of Town: OOT7, OOT8, OOT9
*Best Value Series

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Saturday 06/20/20 7:30PM
Wednesday 06/24/20 7:30PM
Thursday 06/25/20 7:30PM *
Sunday 06/28/20 2:00PM *
Tuesday 06/30/20 7:30PM
Wednesday 07/01/20 7:30PM *
Friday 07/03/20 7:30PM
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* OperaVision, HD video projection screens featured in the Balcony level for this performance, is made possible by the Koret/Taube Media Suite.

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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.

 

READ COMPLETE SYNOPSIS >

 

CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Steve Jobs Edward Parks *
Laurene Powell Jobs Sasha Cooke
Steve Wozniak Garrett Sorenson
Kōbun Chino Otogawa Wei Wu *

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 *
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.

MADE POSSIBLE BY

Dr. & Mrs. William M. Coughran; Keith & Priscilla Geeslin; John A. & Cynthia Fry Gunn; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Simon-Kutcher and Partners; and the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Productions.

 

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

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