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You can now listen to an opera about Steve Jobs on Apple Music


Steve Jobs Revolution
Now available wherever fine music is sold or streamed.
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If you’ve ever wanted to listen to an opera based on the life of Steve Jobs, now’s your chance!

Called The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the 95-minute production comprises 19 different scenes from Jobs’ life, taking him from childhood through the founding of Apple with Steve Wozniak to his departure and eventual return to the company he helped create. Here’s how you can listen.

The opera made its debut last year at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, and received positive reviews. It is made up of a mixture of classical opera elements and electronic music.

“I was kind of hesitant at first about the subject,” Mark Campbell, one of the creators, previously told my Cult of Mac colleague David Pierini. “Steve Jobs is so popular and so a part of our world, and creating an opera is full of minefields. But I saw a way into the story that could work in the operatic form. I was not interested in creating a story that made him a big hero, nor did I want an opera that vilified him in any way. I created a libretto that paints a balanced portrait of him.”

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is now available to listen on a range of formats, including streaming services. (And, yes, that does include Apple Music!)

The recording was made at last year’s live performances. It is the subject of a new Guardian review, which deems it the “Classical album of the week” — although the review is not entirely positive.

Still, this sounds like it has enough novelty to appeal to Apple fans. if you’re looking for something a bit different to listen to on your commute to work this week, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs might just be it!


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