Steve Jobs’ life is about to get yet another retelling — this time in the form of an opera entitled The Revolution of Steve Jobs, coming to The Santa Fe Opera as part of the company’s 2017 season.
Remember the time Jobs broke into song while firing the MobileMe team? Soon you will.
Written by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell, the production will supposedly “examine Jobs facing his own mortality and circles back to the events and people in his past that shaped and inspired him.”
“We are delighted to take this journey into the life and legacy of a distinctly American figure through the creative genius of Mason Bates and Mark Campbell,” said Charles MacKay, general director of the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico.
Amazingly, this won’t be the first Steve Jobs opera in history. Last year, France’s Opéra de Lyon combined the story of Jobs with that of Henry V to perform a variation on Shakespeare’s 1599 play, entitled Steve Five (King Different).
Jobs’ life has also formed the basis of a Philadelphia Theatre Company musical entitled Nerds, several graphic novels, three movies, multiple documentaries and enough books to obliterate a rainforest or two.
Isn’t it time for something new, though? I’d be first in line to pay for Jony Ive on Ice, a Phil Schiller thriller or the Tim Cookbook.