The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs


“Such breathtaking inventiveness and dramatic power that it feels as if the tradition is being reinvigorated right before your eyes and ears.”

Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle


“RSJ was warmly received on a warm evening, I found it a winning opera.”

Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

“’A lean and clean machine’ is how the operatic Steve Jobs talks up his latest computerized gizmo…he could just as well have been describing the piece itself.”

John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

“[The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs] a bracing new opera by librettist Mark Campbell…This is an American tale told with American bravado…Like all the finest operas, it is animated by a stimulating plot…it has an ample heart.” James Keller, The Santa Fe New Mexican

“Mark Campbell’s libretto – one of the best for a contemporary opera I’ve ever read – exuded empathy, irony, snark, even humor…a wonderfully moving opera, another potent reason why (The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs) is going to be a big hit everywhere is that it speaks directly to us in 2017.”

Richard Ginell, Classical Voice North America

“’The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,’ an important, often thrilling new work. Mark Campbell crafted the witty, insightful libretto.” Michael Anthony, MinnPost

”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…Santa Fe Opera has a hit on its hands.”

George Loomis, The Financial Times

“The opera, like Jobs’ creations, is built to last; ‘Steve Jobs’ seems destined to enchant the very people who adore its namesake’s sleek minimalist devices, which means pretty much everyone.”

Georgia Rowe, Mercury News