An opera by Stewart Copeland, libretto by and directed by Jonathan Moore
ELECTRIC SAINT takes the audience into the life of Nikola Tesla, highlighting the fierce rivalry between him and his fellow inventor and competitor Thomas Edison - both pioneers of electrical engineering, but with diametrically opposed life philosophies.
These two titans of invention and technology were the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of their time — the one, a radical genius with an eye for details, and the other, a brilliant inventor, ruthless businessman and calculating self-marketer. Tesla wanted to make his electrical inventions available to everyone for the benefit of humanity, while Edison focused on the accumulation of wealth and power.
This opera is the fourth collaboration between the composer Stewart Copeland and librettist / director Jonathan Moore.