Joining the increasingly growing lineup of Steve Jobs biographies, the Santa Fe Opera announced today that it will debut a new opera centered around the life of the late Apple CEO. The show is entitled “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” and is composed by Mason Bates with librettist Mark Campbell. The opera is currently scheduled to debut in 2017 (via LATimes).
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The Santa Fe Opera teases that the show will focus on both the professional and personal lives of Jobs and will include characters based on his father and wife. The opera will also take the daunting task of including portions focused on Jobs’ relationship with a woman whose child he initially disowned.
The first workshop for “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” will be held in September in San Francisco with support from UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The opera will be staged by Kevin Newbury and conducted by Minnesota Opera music director Michael Christie.
Last month, the first official trailer for “Steve Jobs: The Man in The Machine” was debuted. The film, spearheaded by former Gawker COO Gaby Darbyshire, has been the subject of a lot of controversy since its reveal, with Apple executives voicing their displeasure in the portrayal of Jobs. The film is set to hit theaters on September 4th. Aaron Sorkin’s long-awaited Jobs biopic will hit theaters on October 9th.