Santa Fe Opera to commission production on Steve Jobs

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be the subject of an upcoming opera.

The Santa Fe Opera announced Wednesday that its latest commission will be based on the technology pioneer.

Opera leadership says "The Revolution of Steve Jobs" will premiere during the company's 2017 season and will be written by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell.

This will be the first opera produced by Bates, who has gained national attention during the past decade by fusing traditional symphonic resources with electronic sounds.

Armed with a laptop computer, he often performs in the presentation of his compositions.

Campbell has authored 15 librettos since the mid-1990s, including the opera "Silent Night."

Jobs died in 2011.