With its show Corteo
, playing in Montreal's Old Port since April 21, Cirque du Soleil
has set a record for attendance during a new show's first run in Montreal. So far, more than 200,000 people have enjoyed the show, which was created and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca.
Cirque would like to thank the Montreal public for demonstrating its loyalty and enthusiasm towards Cirque du Soleil
's productions. Cirque has chosen Montreal to host the world premieres for each of its touring shows, and Montrealers consistently prove that the choice is well-founded.
With fewer than 10,000 seats still available between now and June 19, Corteo
has set a new all-time record, surpassing Varekai
, for which 180,000 tickets were issued by the end of its stay in Montreal in 2002.Corteo
's sixty trailer trucks will next be travelling to the Galeries de la Capitale in Quebec City to set up installations there. The show premieres for audiences in the provincial capital on June 30. Like Montreal, Quebec City is one of the special places where Cirque du Soleil
chooses to present its new creations first. Our time there will mark the first stop on Corteo
's North American tour, and we look forward to the warm welcome of Quebec City's residents.
Cirque du Soleil
From the twenty or so performers that it featured when it all began in 1984, Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil has become a leading provider of quality entertainment with nearly 3,000 employees, including more than 720 artists, who hail from 40 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has thrilled over 50 million spectators in almost 100 cities on four continents. With its International Headquarters in Montreal, the organization will be presenting 11 different shows around the world in 2005. Cirque du Soleil has been the recipient of such prestigious awards as the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gemini, Félix, and the Rose d'or de Montreux.