Rock Operas

Heffter has composed two rock operas, rich with unforgettable melodies, intense drama, and visual spectacle. Wildly entertaining and always completely surprising.

ATOM & EVE

“incredible message and universal appeal….your grasp of the vocals, the book, the casting, the energy – all really hit material! ” Jon Deak (Founder of VYC at Lincoln Center/NY Philharmonic)

“What a soaring and beautiful work of art you created … what a dazzling evening  ” – Robert Lampell (Director The View ABC )

“What an accomplishment and the standing “O” was deserved”.  – Justin Kolb (Festival of the Voice, Phoenicia, NY)

“I was totally blown away…” – Betsy Hill (Rolling Stone)

ATOM & EVE
allegorical coming of age story for the 21st century.  Two teens whose futures are in question become pawns in a fantastic tale where the power of temptation and ego battle the ravages of self sacrifice and love. 



Atom & Eve ( original book and music by Lisa Heffter and Yvette Pecoraro) was performed in NYC as a raw concert reading. Powerful, melodic musical score, orchestrated tracks produced by Tony Coluccio at Global Media Music and Sound Designer Peter Fitzgerald of B’way’s Sound Associates sold out the theater and made for an electrifying evening

Highlight video reel  “Atom & Eve” the allegorical coming of age story for the 21st century.  Two teens whose futures are in question become pawns in a fantastic tale where the power of temptation and ego battle the ravages of self sacrifice and love. 

Read the Legend of Yara

Atom & Eve Main Characters

Listen to some Songs  from Atom & Eve :

1. In The Loneliness of the Night

2. Jambolee! Jambolai!

3. The River

4. Thunder In Your Heart

5. Money Is What You Need

6. If Only I Had Known

7. Here We Are

8. Let’s Make A Deal (video below) Shades, cornered and crazed, accuses Victor, beloved elder, of filling his head with ideals that only led to a life of frustration and disappointment.

Live footage from the Concert Reading

Get High: Yara, fiery woman with a traumatic past, watches two disillusioned teenagers about to light up a lethally laced marijuana cigarette. She scorns their ‘artificial device’ and in an attempt to re-ignite their appetite for life with the thrill of adventure, Yara lures them with the promise of the ultimate high.

The River : A childhood friend reminds Yara the river’s power to mend

Across the Second Desert Sky : a quixotic introvert shows Atom and Eve how to get high using their imaginations to create a world of their desire.

The Dreams that We Would Dream: Victor, the beloved elder, takes pity on Yara, the brilliant but damaged woman who has gotten hurt trying to re-invent the past.

PERMISSION

Rock Opera staged at The Triad Theater in NYC for a two week run, Director john Tedeschi took unleashed a fantastically imaginative and unique vision of “Permission” with streaming video by Adam Stroncone, which, by the second week – without marketing, – sold out the house.

if you’re a romantic looking for your true calling, Heffter’s one-act rock opera is about the struggles of a middle aged businessman who leaves all comforts behind to discover unimaginable happiness …..and endless wine.

Trailer of the live show

Across a sea of forgotten sands, upon a distant shore

Atop a snowy mountain ridge that glistens in the sun

A giant plate of weathered metal hangs heavy in the wind

It is The Gong

On a path to success, a young man becomes haunted by the absurd dream of a gong atop a high snowy mountain awaiting to be rung. Agitated, he is unable to work, so he leaves the quiet contentment of his daily life, and dares an adventure that reveals the delights of travel, a dalliance with his future, and a surprising moment revealing capabilities he never knew he had, leading him to become the unintended hero of a glorious triumph.

PERMISSION takes you on a musical ride (think Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon) filled with dramatic longing, philosophical jewels, overwhelming psychological risk, and a series of wild events resulting in an unbelievably happily-ever-after.

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