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Steve Jobs, The Opera, Coming to Santa Fe

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | August 10, 2015

Steve Jobs, The Opera, Coming to Santa Fe

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Steve Jobs left a pretty big mark on this world as evidenced by the two recent movies and opera based on his life.

Yes, you didn’t read that incorrectly. The man who helped revolutionize so much of what we use on a daily basis will be the center of an opera to open in 2017.

Albuquerque Business First’s Rachel Sams (h/t CNET) reports the Santa Fe Opera has commissioned a project that will be entitled “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.”

This is not the first time the opera has brought outside works into the operatic fold. As Sams writes, “The move follows the opera company's commission of ‘Cold Mountain,’ an opera based on the popular novel set during the Civil War.”

Wochit Entertainment explains further:

The opera issued a press release on the news, which states the following: “The opera will be composed by Mason Bates, one of America’s most acclaimed and popular composers, with an original libretto by Mark Campbell, who was the librettist for the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Silent Night.”

As for the opera itself, the release offers a bit more insight on the work, which revolves around the mogul who passed away in 2011.

The release continues: “The opera starts at a moment in Jobs’ life when he must face his own mortality and circles back to the events and people in his past that shaped and inspired him: his father Paul, Zen Buddhism, his relationship with a woman whose child he initially disowned, his quick rise and fall as mogul, and – most importantly – his wife Laurene.”

Now many of you are well acquainted with Jobs’ tumultuous life, which has played out in numerous works, including a movie featuring Ashton Kutcher, 2013’s “Jobs,” and a movie with Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs,” due out October 9.

Jobs was just 56 when he passed away, but his life, however turbulent, continues to have an impact on pop culture.  

Whatever you think of the man, his effect on the world was big enough to warrant a couple of movies and now an operatic retelling.

We might be inclined to believe this is the end, but perhaps Broadway has a story to tell as well.

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