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Youth Night at the Opera – Rocking Horse Winner

Thursday, June 2, 2016
(Recommend for ages 13+)

Libretto by Anna Chatterton, Music by Gareth Williams
Based on the short story by D.H. Lawrence

A Tapestry Opera Production
Co-commissioned by Scottish Opera and Tapestry Opera

A modern adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence 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 the love of his mother. His obsession creates a strange magic that both connects him to luck and makes him vulnerable to powerful voices only he can hear. In our new age of entitlement Rocking Horse Winner is an intimate, psychologically insightful look at love, “luck”, and greed.

Director: Michael Hidetoshi Mori
Music Director: Jordan de Souza
Set Designer: Camellia Koo
Lighting Designer: Michelle Ramsay
Costume Designer: Ming Wong

Carla Huhtanen
Keith Klassen
Peter McGillivray
Asitha Tennekoon

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 8 pm
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
26 Berkeley Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2W3
Running Time: 65 Minutes
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Rocking Horse Winner Pricing
Berkeley Street Theatre
Promotional Code: FESTIVAL



Age Group



Full Price


Festival Price

19 and under



20 and over





Subject to availability. Seating is in the Price B (Reserved Side) sections and Price C (Balcony) sections.
Prices include all service charges and HST.

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