Friday, February 1, 2019

Steve Jobs: What the press are saying

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Following the world premiere’s “rapturous reception” (The Washington Post) of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the Grammy-nominated smash hit makes its West Coast debut at McCaw Hall in February 2019. Learn more about what the press are saying about this opera all over the United States, and internationally. 

"Just as the first iMac said hello when you turned it on, 'The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs' says hello when you turn it on. It is an opera full of complex inner workings but simple on the surface, totally user-friendly." -Los Angeles Times 

"Bates’ music is some of his most inventive and alluring to date, smoothly interfacing with the pixelated dramaturgy as seamlessly paced by director Newbury. The score’s pounding, popping, buzzing orchestral groove, overlaid with electronica at key moments, effectively represents the restless mind of Jobs, forever operating at warp speed." -The Chicago Tribune

"A triumph." -Washington Post

"A gripping and illuminating musical, dramatic, and visual achievement—one that transcends the divides of generations and genres—has just joined the operatic canon." -San Fransisco Classical Voice

"...a theatrically arresting production (that) draws you in at every opportunity." -SFGate

"This is a true postmodernist opera, an opera for a new age. Go see it if you can." -TheaterJones

"At the end of the world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, the audience roared its approval as if it had witnessed a blockbuster musical." -The Financial Times 

"Exhilarating, moving, shocking, and enlightening." - San Fransisco Classical Voice

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs plays Feb. 23, 24, 27 and Mar. 2, 6, 8, & 9, 2019 at McCaw Hall. Learn more about this opera by reading our Spotlight Guide