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Corteo Logo.png
Logo for Cirque du Soleil's Corteo
CompanyCirque du Soleil
GenreContemporary circus
Show typeTouring production
Date of premiere21 April 2005 (Montreal)
Creative team
DirectorDaniele Finzi Pasca
Director of creationLine Tremblay
Set designerJean Rabasse
ComposersPhilippe Leduc
Maria Bonzanigo
Additional composersJean-François Côté
Roger Hewett
Costume designerDominique Lemieux
Makeup designerNathalie Gagné
Sound designerJonathan Deans
Lighting designerMartin Labrecque
Dramaturgical analystDolores Heredia
Acting coachesHugo Gargiulo
Antonio Vergamini
Acrobatic equipmentDanny Zen
Other information
Preceded by (2005)
Succeeded byDelirium (2006)
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Corteo /kɔːrˈt./ is a Cirque du Soleil touring production that premiered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on April 21, 2005.

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Reviews of Corteo in the news media were mixed. In 2005, the Toronto Sun found the show "brilliant" but the Oakland Tribune concluded that it merely "settles for being very good".[16][17] The New York Times gave a lukewarm review in May 2006, stating at best that it "will pass the time pleasantly for those who have seen and enjoyed previous Cirque extravaganzas".[18] Although The Washington Post named it an "Editors' Pick" in November 2006, the headline of its article noted, "Some of the Thrill Is Gone".[19] LA Weekly in 2007 praised the acrobats but criticized the clowns.[20] A March 2008 review in The Oregonian was similarly reserved, stating that there is a "disparity in the quality of the acts" and a "lack of a cohesive ending".[21] Sun Media was enthusiastic about an Ottawa performance of Corteo in September 2008.[22]

In May 2018, The Daily Nebraskan praised the show, saying it left the audience dazzled.[23]


  1. ^ "An All-Time Attendance Record Set for a New Show in Montreal: More than 200,000 People Have Already Seen Corteo". Cirque du Soleil (Press Release). 2005-05-24. Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  2. ^ a b Richard Connema. "Cirque du Soleil's Corteo comes to San Francisco". Retrieved 19 August 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d "Corteo Technical Information" (PDF). Cirque du Soleil (Press Kit). Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  4. ^ "Corteo: Characters". Cirque du Soleil. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  5. ^ a b "Corteo: Press Kit" (PDF). Cirque du Soleil (Press Kit). Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  6. ^ a b c d "Corteo: Characters". Cirque du Soleil.
  7. ^ Wolgamott, L. Kent (May 17, 2018). "Cirque du Soleil brings mesmerizing theatrical acrobatics to arena in 'Corteo'". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  8. ^ Bergeron, Michael (March 5, 2018). "Cirque du Soleil's 'Corteo' Breezes Into Town This Weekend". Free Press Houston. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c Clément, Ronald (2009). Cirque du Soleil 25 Years of Costumes (in Chinese, English, French, and Japanese). Canada: Dépôt légal, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. pp. 90–95. ISBN 978-2-9803493-4-8.
  10. ^ "Corteo: Acts". Cirque Tribune. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  11. ^ "Corteo: Music". Cirque du Soleil. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  12. ^ "Corteo (DVD)". Cirque Tribune. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  13. ^ "Cirque du Soleil: Corteo". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  14. ^ "TV Programs Cirque du Soleil Presents Corteo and Kà Extreme Win an Emmy and Two Gémeaux". Cirque du Soleil (Press Release). 2007-09-10. Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  15. ^ Mains, Brian (November 20, 2017). "Cirque du Soleil returning to Cincinnati in 2018". WCPO-TV.
  16. ^ Coulbourn, John (2005-08-06). "Cirque du Soleil's 'Corteo' Brilliant". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  17. ^ Jones, Chad (2005-12-14). "Playful 'Corteo' is a Bouncy Blast in San Francisco". Oakland Tribune. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  18. ^ Rockwell, John (2006-05-05). "The Soleil Never Sets". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  19. ^ Pressley, Nelson (2006-11-04). "'Corteo': Circus Maximum. Cirque du Soleil Show Is Eye-Filling, But Some of the Thrill Is Gone". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  20. ^ L.A. Weekly Theater Critics (2007-08-27). "Theater Reviews: Cirque du Soleil's Corteo, The Hasty Heart". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  21. ^ Butler, Grant (2008-03-05). "'Corteo' Review: Old-World Charm Mixes with Big-Time Fun". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  22. ^ Armstrong, Denis (2008-09-26). "'Corteo' Has Cirque at its Best". Sun Media. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  23. ^ Courtney, Erica (May 18, 2018). "REVIEW: Cirque du Soleil's "Corteo" dazzles in first of six performances at Pinnacle Bank Arena". The Daily Nebraskan.

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