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08/05/2015 12:41 EDT | Updated 08/05/2016 01:12 EDT

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

SANTA FE, N.M. — 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.

Officials say "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.

Armed with a laptop computer, he often personally participates in realizing the electronic aspects of his scores.

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

The Associated Press