Steve Jobs Opera Premieres in Santa Fe This Saturday

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    An opera based on the life of late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs is set to open in Santa Fe, New Mexico this Saturday. Called The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the opera will have its world premiere showing on July 22 at 8:30 p.m on the Santa Fe Opera's open-air summer stage.

    The opera has been in development since 2015, created by electronica DJ Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. It tells the story of the Jobs and his struggle to balance life, family, and work, and is set to a live orchestra accompaniment, guitar, natural sounds, and expressive electronics, including Apple's own devices.

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    Bates described one of the scenes to ABC News in an interview last week, highlighting the moment where Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone before being exhausted by illness.
    The opera, which is approximately 90 minutes long, kicks off with a prologue in the garage of the Jobs family home in Los Altos, California, with Jobs father, Paul Jobs, gifting him a workbench.

    From there, it jumps to 2007, where Jobs unveils the first iPhone, and then shifts back and forth between 2007 and Jobs' early years developing Apple. Campbell and Bates, who say the opera does not vilify or glorify Jobs, aimed for a non-chronological timeline dictated by emotion and memory. It will feature Jobs and several supporting characters like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Chrisann Brennan, with each character highlighted through a unique series of sounds.


    The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs has been financially backed by opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, with guaranteed performances coming to both California and Washington in the future.

    Since his death in 2011, Steve Jobs' life has been the subject of myriad books, movies, and documentaries, including an Aaron Sorkin-penned Danny Boyle-directed feature film that debuted in 2015.

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    Hopefully the entire 90 minute production will be the special musical guest at the end of the next keynote.
     
  4. mistasopz macrumors 6502

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    "Steve Jobs the Opera"? Christ Almighty, can we just let the man rest in peace? How much more of his life can we hack apart and rehash into some consumer product/story/book/play/movie to squeeze another few dollars.
     
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    Who will be the fat lady who sings so we know when it's over?;)
     
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    Not interested. Call me when we get the Steve Jobs Doritos™ flavor.
     
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    Well, fine. But I'm not seeing very much diversity here in this production.
     
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    Phil Schiller?:)
     
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    These things never make money.
     
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    Aston Kutcher is going to be the lead singer?
     
  14. Attirex macrumors 6502

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    steve jobs would've never produced an opera about steve jobs.
     
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    Steve was his own diversity.
     
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    Is someone yelling on stage for almost two hours now considered an "Opera"? If the audience starts to cry does that mean it was good or bad?
     
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    Two years of hard work is admirable. But did Steve Jobs like opera?

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    I am going to wait for "Steve Jobs" on ice....

    Too soon?
     
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    All these comments are gold!

    But c'mon, an opera? :D
     
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    Im waiting for the the 3d rerun in theaters
     
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    Hard to tell. I mean, Tim made us cry more and it was for bad. ;)
     
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    I'm trying to figure out what's more cringeworthy, this opera or Planet of the Apps.
     

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