Santa Fe Opera to commission production on Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs

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The Santa Fe Opera is set to commission a production about Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://goo.gl/oSIv3A) that the Santa Fe Opera will announce Wednesday that its latest commission will be based on the technology pioneer.

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Opera leadership says "The Revolution of Steve Jobs" will premiere during the company's 2017 season and will be written by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell.

This will be the first opera produced by the Burlingame, California-based Bates, who rose to national prominence during the past decade by fusing traditional symphonic resources with electronic sounds.

Armed with a laptop computer, he often performs in the presentation of his compositions.

Campbell is well-known to opera lovers, having authored 15 librettos since the mid-1990s.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com