The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

February 11, 2021
February 12, 2021
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February 14, 2021

Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs, one of the most influential people of the modern age, is transformed into a dramatic character in this compelling 2017 opera by DJ and composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. As Jobs looks back on a life dappled by dizzying heights and crushing disappointments, this charismatic, hard-driving visionary confronts the complexities of life and death. Cast in an appealing electro-acoustic soundscape generated by Mac laptop (of course) and live musicians, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs cycles through key moments in his lifelong – and futile – pursuit of perfection and control over everything that matters to him. This performance is part of a two-year partnership between Georgia Tech Arts and The Atlanta Opera.

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
A Southeast Premiere
February 11-14, 2021*
Ferst Center for the Arts

*Due to scheduling conflicts as a result of COVID-19, The Atlanta Opera’s Southeastern premiere of “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” has been postponed to the 2021-2022 season. Its new date will be announced at a later date.

A co-production with Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Austin Opera.

The Atlanta Opera presents The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs in collaboration with Georgia Tech Arts.

About The Atlanta Opera

Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Opera’s mission is to build the major international opera company that Atlanta deserves, while reimagining what the art form can be. Under the leadership of internationally recognized stage director and Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. General & Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun, the company works with world-renowned singers, conductors, directors, and designers who seek to enhance the art form.

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Photo by Cig Harvey | Jackson Fine Art

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A lone, shadowy figure watches as a fire casts the countryside in an orange glow. Photo by Cig Harvey of Jackson Fine Art.