The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs Opera Previews

June 10-12, 2020

Please Note: All Opera Previews for The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs have been cancelled.

Explore The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs in a 90-minute presentation by Mark Campbell.

Where

Throughout the Bay Area.

Cost

Varies by location. Please see below.

San Jose Chapter

Opera Preview: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10AM

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.

Addison-Penzak JCC Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Suite 201, Los Gatos*

Free to San Jose Opera Guild and JCC members. No reservations. $10 per lecture for general public, payable only at the door.

For more information, contact Steve Zilles at steve@zilles.org.

*Location to be confirmed closer to 2020 summer season

East Bay Chapter

Opera Preview: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 7:30PM

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.

Don Tatzin Community Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette

No reservations. $10 per lecture, payable only at the door.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Green Sah at (510) 338-0181 or egreensah2001@yahoo.com.

Marin Chapter

Opera Preview: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8PM

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.

The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

No reservations. $10 per lecture, payable only at the door.

For more information, contact Francoise Stone at (415) 269-7872 or franstone@earthlink.net.

San Francisco Chapter

Opera Preview: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Friday, June 12, 2020 at 1PM

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.

Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Free, no reservations required.

For more information, contact the Opera Guild at (415) 565-3280 or jmorris@sfopera.com.

Peninsula Chapter

Opera Preview: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Friday, June 12, 2020 at 7:30PM

Please Note: This event has been cancelled.

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Chapel, 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto

No reservations. $10 per lecture, payable only at the door.

For more information, contact Karen Burtness Prak at (650) 329-1374 or operanutsfog13@gmail.com.

YOUR SPEAKER

Mark Campbell’s work as a librettist is at the forefront of today’s contemporary opera scene in this country.  His 15+ librettos demonstrate enormous versatility in subject, style, and tone, and adeptness at designing dramas for both large and intimate venues. The composers with whom he collaborates -- among them the most eminent in today’s classical music world -- include three Pulitzer Prize winners.  A musical theatre lyricist as well as a librettist, and himself the winner of many awards, Mark penned the lyrics for the eighteen-composer theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed and for such musicals as Splendora, The Audience, and Chang & Eng.

Mark’s best known opera, Silent Night, received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music, is one of the most frequently-performed recent operas, and has been broadcast on PBS’ Great Performances.  His many other successes concern subjects as varied as gender issues and disease (As One, A Letter to East 11th Street) and political corruption (Manchurian Candidate, The Inspector), present updated views of classic English and Italian comedies (Volpone and Bastianello/Lucrezia), dramatize the world of art (Edward Hopper in Later the Same Evening and Georgia O’Keefe in Today It Rains) or consider, in Approaching Ali, race and fame.

In addition to his creative work, Mark is an advocate for contemporary American opera and has mentored aspiring writers through a wide range of academic and performance organizations across the continent, among them American Opera Projects, the University of Colorado’s New Opera Workshop, Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative and Opera Philadelphia’s Composer-in-Residence Program.