A magical, narrated, musical story for all ages. Welcome to the world's greatest children's musical story app – an award winning audio book for all ages. Hours of educational, thought provoking story, pictures, videos and music for car journeys, for bedtimes and for families to enjoy together.


Our reviews:

"An amazing mix of story, songs and sound effects." THE TIMES

“An ingenious story.” THE GUARDIAN

“Truly inspiring! Massively entertaining and educational too!” EDUCATIONAL REVIEW

“A stunning creation.” B B C RADIO

iParenting Award Winner. Educational App Store FIVE STARS

With this App you get over an hour of a wonderful narrated adventure story with music, pictures, songs and CGI animated videos – FREE!

This App is SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES (we originally RECOMMENDED it FOR 5 – 12 YEAR OLDS but, as you’ll see from our reviews, far younger children love the story and visuals).

Winner of the prestigious iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD, this is ‘original storytelling at its best’. A great musical story for kids which adults love too.

Then, once you’ve heard Part One, Rockford’s Rock Opera Parts Two, Three and Four are available from the App Store (or in a bundle) making up the whole two and half hour story. To find out more, visit our website: and join us on FaceBook.

Acclaim for Rockford’s Rock Opera

Despite the name, this isn’t not operatic music, or rock music either. It’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before...

The Guardian Newspaper compared Rockford’s Rock Opera to a 21st Century Peter and the Wolf, and children and adults all over the world tell us Rockford’s Rock Opera sounds like nothing else!

“Rockford Rocks!!!” TOM (aged 8)

“A brilliant, original story. An educational, thought provoking and original kid’s audio book app. My children (5 and 11) absolutely love it!” APP REVIEW


“Wonderful musical entertainment for all ages.” THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (WWF)

What’s the Story About?

Far away in the Sea of Tranquillity is the Island of Infinity, home to the last one of every extinct species. Here, beneath a mystical swirling sky, live the world’s lost creatures. The creatures have a secret, but a boy called Moog and a dog called Rockford are the one ones who can deliver their message and save the world.

An Educational Ecological Musical!

Rockford’s Rock Opera is story about extinction backed by credible environmental organizations, but it’s also a tale of hope and happiness.

Created by Elaine and Matthew Sweetapple and written by BBC comedian, Steve Punt, Rockford's Rock Opera is supported by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). They said;

"Rockford's Rock Opera is a thought provoking and heart warming story that not only provides wonderful, musical entertainment for all ages, but also highlights environmental issues in an engaging way."

Rockford's Rock Opera is also recommended in education, in schools, by teachers for those learning English (including English as a foreign language students) and music, ‘green issues’ and for children learning about nature, ecology and extinction.

What’s Next?

The story continues, Rockford’s Rock Opera Parts 2, 3 and 4 are available now from the App Store (making up the whole story).

What's New

Version 2.1.4

Video updates. Support for iOS 10.3.

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Wonderful musical story

Belinda Chance

We love this story so much - aged 7 to 53. A wonderful audio visual treat. So original, thought provoking and clever. Great songs too in the mould of Beatles rather than Mr Tumble!! Great in the car as it keeps us all happy. Love that there are no ads or in app sales so safe to leave with the children. Totally Recommended!

By Alexia age 7


I absolutely love it! l feel like asking my teacher to put it on the white board to show the children in my class. To show that people are bad to animals and show how silly they are and know what not to do.


My first review - nickname??

My daughters love Rockford, and the fascinating story makes it enjoyable for parents too. I really can't believe it's free (and it's soooo good to see a kids app with no advertising or buy buttons). Thank you!!! This story should be made into a film!


Sweetapple Ltd
121.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Rockford's Rockford Opera


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