Mason Bates & Mark Campbell’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Mason Bates & Mark Campbell’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


This Grammy-award-winning, “totally user-friendly” opera (Los Angeles Times) is a smart and sleek take on the entrepreneur who changed our modern world forever.   

Steve Jobs relentlessly dedicated himself to creating the perfect device while wrestling with his own imperfections. He created technology to connect us all while struggling to connect with those around him. Faced with his mortality, Jobs re-visits moments that shaped his life—from a young romance to his dramatic fall from the C-suite—and circles back with newfound understanding.

John Moore makes his Utah Opera debut in the lead role and—according to composer Mason Bates—“so vividly creates the lead role that, by the end, you will be half-certain you are witnessing the man himself.”

Please be advised, this production contains strobe lighting effects and adult language.

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is inspired by the life and creative spirit of Steve Jobs and does not purport to depict actual events as they occurred or statements, beliefs, or opinions of the persons depicted. It has not been authorized or endorsed by Apple Inc., the Estate or Family of Steve Jobs, or by any persons depicted therein.

This production is jointly owned by Utah Opera, The Atlanta Opera, Austin Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Calgary Opera Association. Scenery constructed by The Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Properties constructed by The Atlanta Opera Production Studio. Costumes coordinated by The Atlanta Opera Costume Studio.

Sung in English with English supertitles.

Join us for a pre-opera chat with Utah Opera Principal Coach Dr. Carol Anderson to learn more about the production, starting one hour before the opera begins.

Sincere thanks to Presenting Sponsor the AHE/CI Trust for awarding a challenge grant to Utah Opera for this production and to all donors who made contributions to match the grant successfully. 



Opera Talks: One hour before each performance, ticket holders are invited to join Utah Opera Principal Coach Carol Anderson to learn more about the production at a free talk in the Capitol Room of the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. The talk will also be available online here.

Learn Before You Go: Read about the history, music, storyline, and more, through an online multiple-part learning course.


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. Consider checking out What to Expect at the Opera to help you determine if an opera is right for your child. No babes in arms will be admitted.

ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the performance, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.



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