One of Cirque du Soleil’s Most Captivating Productions Returns to Montreal for the Holidays


Since its creation, over 10 million spectators in 20 countries on 4 continents have been amazed by this poetic show and its impressive acrobatic performances. Directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, this unique production first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005, as well as at the Bell Centre in 2018. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to let the audience dive into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

The stage is central in the arena and divides the venue in two with each half of the audience facing the other half, giving a unique perspective to the audience and the performers. A never seen before atmosphere at a Cirque du Soleil arena show. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.

Bell Centre
Performance Schedule
Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 22nd, 2022 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday, December 23rd, 2022 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Saturday, December 24th, 2022 at 1:00pm
Monday, December 26th, 2022 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 at 7:30pm
Thursday, December 29th, 2022 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday, December 30th, 2022 at 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Saturday, December 31st, 2022 at 1:00pm & 5:00pm
Sunday, January 1st, 2023 at 1:00pm & 5:00pm

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