Talk about Apple Music.
The Seattle Opera is bringing a production about the iconic leader of the tech company to the stage this season with “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.”
Written by librettist Mark Campbell, the 90-minute opera features the music of Mason Bates and staging by Kevin Newbury. John Moore portrays the title character — complete with the requisite costume of black mock turtleneck, blue jeans and running shoes.
“Jobs” premiered with the Santa Fe Opera in 2017 and the run at McCaw Hall, starting in February, will be the West Coast premiere.
“Bates’ score dazzles with a glossy mix of lyrical and rhythmic music, combining traditional and electronic instrumentation,” reads an overview on the Seattle Opera website. “Campbell’s compelling, funny, and touching libretto interweaves universal themes of communication and connection, treating its subject with respect and humanity.”
The opera features 18 scenes, starting in the Jobs family garage in Los Altos, Calif., in 1965 and including scenes set at Apple’s Cupertino, Calif., offices, Stanford University, and elsewhere.
Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5, 2011, at the age of 56.