Keller reviews “New Opera in Santa Fe: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” for The Hopkins Review.

December 4, 2017

Johanna Keller, The Hopkins Review music critic and associate professor in the newspaper and online journalism and communications departments, reviewed the premiere of Santa Fe Opera’s “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.”

"Under the skillful direction of Kevin Newbury, the drama is gripping from start to finish. The music always serves the action. How rare that is in contemporary opera! Bates is from the iPod generation after all, so he draws from a wide variety of musical genres, combining minimalism, jazz, blues, and various non-Western scales."

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A specialist in classical music and opera, Keller is the music critic for The Hopkins Review, writes for Opera Magazine, and was the former editor of Chamber Music Magazine. She won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for her essays in The New York Times, and was cited by Musical America as one of the most influential people in the music industry.