Cirque du Soleil’s newest show arrives this month in the San Francisco Bay Area with shows running from August 9 through to August 27, 2023.
Corteo will be playing dates in August in San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco as follows:
- SAP Center, San Jose – August 9-13, 2023
- Oakland Arena, Oakland – August 17-20, 2023
- Chase Center, San Francisco – August 23-27, 2023
The performances mark the return of Cirque du Soleil to the Bay Area for the first time in three years.
As you might expect, the core Cirque experience remains intact. So expect high-flying acrobatics, inspiring and thunderous music and effects and colorful and whimsical costumes and stage settings.
What is Corteo about?
The story of Corteo (“cortege” in Italian) revolves around clown Mauro who sees his future burial taking place within a “carnival atmosphere.” Attended by “tender angels” the show showcases and the contrasts between the grand and intimate, the silly and the tragic, and the beauty of perfection against that of imperfection.
“Corteo is guided through a timeless ceremony in which fantasy teases reality with music, which is both poetic and mischievous.”
The show takes place in a “mysterious space between heaven and earth.”
By Cirque du Soleil
SAP Center, San Jose – August 9-13, 2023
Oakland Arena, Oakland – August 17-20, 2023
Chase Center, San Francisco – August 23-27, 2023
“The clown Mauro envisions that his own burial will take place amid a carnival atmosphere and be attended by tender angels. The show contrasts the grand with the intimate, the silly with the tragic, and the beauty of perfection with the appeal of imperfection. It also emphasizes the strength and vulnerability of the clown as well as his knowledge and generosity to represent the aspect of humanity that exists in each of us. Corteo is guided through a timeless ceremony in which fantasy teases reality with music, which is both poetic and mischievous.”
Once again, this is a family friendly show so kids are welcome and the outing should make for a great time for all ages.
Corteo runs 100 minutes with a 25 minute intermission.
Tickets are now available from $59 for shows in San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco.