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Jan 30, 2023

Cirque Du Soleil July 13-16

Saint Paul, MN — Corteo, the most enchanting arena production from Cirque du Soleil, is back in North America and heading to St. Paul, Minn. set to charm audiences. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and was presented that same year in Saint Paul under the Big Top. Corteo will present the arena version at Xcel Energy Center for five performances only from Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16, 2023. Since its creation, the show has amazed over 10 million spectators, in 20 countries, on four continents. 

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 plunge the audience 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 celebration in which illusion teases reality.

In a Cirque du Soleil first, the stage is central in the arena and divides the venue, with each half of the audience facing the other half, giving a unique perspective not only of the show, but also a performer’s eye view of the audience. An atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. 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.


Tickets for Corteo in St. Paul, Minn. are available online exclusively to Club Cirque members starting today at 10 a.m.

For free subscription, visit clubcirque.com.

General on-sale starts on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 at 9 a.m. at cirquedusoleil.com/corteo.

Groups (10+) call 651-312-3486.

Performance Schedule

Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 14, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 1 p.m. 

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For downloadable Press Kit, Photos, Trailer & B-Roll Videos in various formats, click here.


Cirque du Soleil wishes to thank Air Canada, its official partner.

About Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil has redefined how the world views the circus; from small town talent to a household name. Based in Montreal (Qc), the Canadian organization went on to become a global leader in live entertainment with the creation of world-class immersive and iconic experiences, across 6 continents. Cirque du Soleil connects with audiences by being genuine, human, and inclusive. Privileged to work with artists from 64 countries bring their creativity to life on stages around the world, the company aims to make a positive impact on people, communities, and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. Over the years, more than 220 million people have been inspired, in over 70 different countries. For more information, visit cirquedusoleil.com