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Angela Meade, Leah Crocetto & Steve Jobs Headline Seattle Opera’s 2018-19 Season
The Seattle Opera has announced its 2018-19 season featuring five fully staged works. The season opens on August 11, 2018, with George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." Angel Blue stars as Bess alternating with Elizabeth Llewellyn while Alfred Walker and Kevin Short will alternate the role of Porgy. Lester Lynch and May Elizabeth Williams round out the cast. Francesca Zambello directs the production, which will be conducted by John Demain. The opera will…
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Creating Tradition – ‘The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs’ Conductor Michael Christie on the Responsibilities of Leading World Premieres
When “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” makes it world premiere on July 22, 2017, at the Santa Fe Opera, there will be two musicians in the pit of varying operatic experience. On one hand will be composer Mason Bates, known for a wide-range of symphonic works. He will be showcasing his electronic orchestral colors in his very first opera. On the other will be Michael Christie, a conductor who has…
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Santa Fe Opera 2017 Preview: ‘The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs’ Set to Make Its Mark
At the end of this week, audiences in the US will get the operatic event of the summer. That, of course, is the world premiere of “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” an opera written by Mark Campbell with music by Mason Bates. The work kicks off its run on July 22 at the Santa Fe Opera and runs through August 25, 2017. It stars baritone Edward Parks as Jobs, mezzo-soprano Sasha…
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San Francisco Opera Announces ‘The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs’ For 2019-20
The San Francisco Opera has announced that it will present "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," the first full-length opera written by Bay Area composer Mason Bates and set to a libretto by Mark Campbell in 2019-20 season. It will join Santa Fe Opera and Seattle Opera, with support from Cal Performances as a co-commissioner. The new work will be a co-production with Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and will have…
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Santa Fe Opera Previews New Opera About Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs In NYC
“The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” by Mason Bates and Mark Campbell, hit the stage at the Guggenheim Museum as part of its program “Works & Progress.” The program introduced pieces of this unique opera followed by a moderated discussion with the Grammy-nominated Composer Mason Bates on his new work. During the discussion, Bates emphasized that this will be his first opera and is excited about the work's future.  Kevin Newbury, who will…