A device brought the world to our fingertips, connected us in unparalleled ways, and streamlined communication. But for the man behind the machine, life was far from streamlined.
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, by acclaimed San Francisco composer Mason Bates and Pulitzer-winning librettist Mark Campbell, brings home to the Bay Area this Grammy award-winning opera, a parable on the contradictions of technology.
Under the baton of Michael Christie, Mason Bates’ score takes us on an operatic journey through the fragmented memory of love, betrayal, obsession, and death, weaving together classical lyricism and a techno soundscape formed from the sounds of early computing. A cutting-edge vision of opera and a meditation on the impact of technology in our lives.