Cirque Du Soleil returns to Sacramento with a sparkling production of ‘Corteo’ Aug. 3 thru Aug. 6

Photograph by Maja Prgomet

By Eddie Jorgensen

Although Cirque Du Soleil has performed ‘Corteo’ in 20 countries and for over 10 million fans since debuting it 18 years ago, the upcoming show at Golden 1 Center will be the first time Sacramento is treated to this storied production.

Corteo loosely translates to cortege in Italian and the musical’s narrative is centered around a funeral parade and procession imagined by a character named Mauro the Dreamer Clown. Unlike other Cirque shows at Golden 1, this time the venue will literally be split in half with audience members facing each for unique vistas on the performers.

Some of the show’s various prop-illusions include chandeliers, bouncing beds, an acrobatic ladder, aerial silk, duo straps and more. With many juxtaposing spectacles and set changes being highlighted against a multi-dimensional backdrop, ‘Corteo’ is one of the most ambitious offerings from Cirque Du Soleil to date.

The upcoming all-age performance schedule plays as follows:

Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 5 at 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 6 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Tickets prices vary from day to day and can viewed at or

Golden 1 Center is located at 500 David J Stern Walk in Downtown Sacramento.

Photograph by Maja Prgomet

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