Rocking Horse Winner

Rocking Horse Winner

Composed by Gareth Williams | Libretto by Anna Chatterton | Directed by Michael Hidetoshi Mori


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Staged in 2016, Tapestry Opera’s world premiere of Rocking Horse Winner in Toronto enthralled audiences and critics alike. The opera received 9 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations and 5 awards in 2017. The Cast Recording was created in 2020.

A modern adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s short story, Rocking Horse Winner explores the relationship between Paul, a young man with developmental challenges, and his emotionally distant mother. Paul becomes dangerously obsessed with solving the “bad luck” of his family in order to win his mother’s love. His pursuit awakens a strange magic that connects him to luck, but also to powerful voices only he can hear. In our new age of entitlement Rocking Horse Winner is an intimate, psychological look at love, “luck”, and greed.

Berkeley Street Theatre

26 Berkeley St, Toronto, ON M5A 2W3