Tag Archives: Steve Jobs

From “Jobs” to the new season

As the 2017-18 season awakens, I look ahead to upcoming performances and premieres still glowing from an enchanting summer in Santa Fe. Here are some reflections on the premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and an overview of performances and … Continue reading

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And So It Begins: An Opera Premiere

A surprising document appeared in my inbox a few days ago: a copy of a letter I wrote in 2000 to my manager Monica Felkel at Young Concert Artists. Writing just after graduating from Juilliard, I alluded to meeting “Brad, … Continue reading

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

One curious aspect of writing an opera about Steve Jobs: he continues to haunt me.  Indeed, he continues to haunt everyone.  As the creative team and cast rehearse The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs in preparation for its premiere this summer … Continue reading

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The birth of an opera

Thud. Did you feel it? That’s the sound of an opera being turned in. Last month I sent in all three-hundred pages The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, premiering this summer at Santa Fe Opera, and rarely have I felt as … Continue reading

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

What fascinates me about the story of Steve Jobs is that it exists at the intersection of creativity, technology, and human communication – and I think that can make for thrilling opera. I’ve been working at the nexus of creativity … Continue reading

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