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Cirque du Soleil - Corteo Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 16



2.0 star rating Mike from Houston, Texas


Some of the acts were very very good. But it was not a great show, and some acts were just mediocre , with some errors. But there was technical difficulty at the Saturday matinee I attended, and 15 minutes of the show was cancelled. Effectively, that was $75 lost to me since I bought 3 tickets. I paid extra to park in Toyota Tundra Garage attached to Toyota Center, because I thought I could get in and out quick. It took me close to 45 minutes just to get out of the parking garage. You would have thought the parking garage attached to Toyota Center never dealt with events. I, would never park there again!!

3.0 star rating Steve from Vancouver, British Columbia


Oh Cirque du Soleil, we were so enamored with your tent show of Corteo 10 years ago. From the ushers and charming drink vendors, heck even the food stands were chic! We were more than happy to buy your DVDs and souvenirs at intermission. Last night we just came back from Cirque du Soleil meets Hockey Night in Canada. Sorry Cirque organizers, but a hockey arena is made of concrete: music too loud to make up for zero acoustics. Chairs in VIP section were VERY uncomfortable, views often obstructed by the additional equipment needed to perform in an Arena. Ushers incompetent, sent us in the wrong direction, rude, impatient. Ditto for the food/drink vendors. If Cirque continues to only perform in Hockey Arenas across Canada, we will never go again. I guess we will have to go to Los Vegas or Florida for a real Cirque show. The show was fantastic and is the reason I gave it 3 stars. The Hockey Arena setting dampened all of the artistic aspects the show.

3.0 star rating Dumitru from Toronto, Ontario


It was sixth Cirque du Soleil show that I attended, and unfortunately, this one didn't raise to the level they performed in the past. First off all, ScotiaBank Arena was not the ideal place for such a representation: too big and very difficult to keep the connection with the people on stage. The acts were good, but looked just as a routine, nothing to spark those emotions that remain in memory. I didn't feel that freshness and creativity from the fairy-tale, as it had before. I put my expectations too high and I was disappointed. Just three stars.

2.0 star rating Esther from Toronto, Ontario


Incomprehensible story line, boring costumes, music too loud, not much too see from arena seating. Probably better sight lines from floor level. Would have been better in a small theater or tent. Most of the dialogue was in Italian which stopped being cute after 5 minutes. Totally disappointing and lackluster.

1.0 star rating Marian from Toronto, Ontario


I have seen over 12 shows for Cirque Du Soleil before in North America and Coreto by far is the worst show I ever saw for them. Very basic circuis technique that any other small companies are performing. I regret the money I paid to see the show because it doesn’t worth it. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who is used to the previous level of shows of Cirque du Soleil or someone who is looking to see something different than any basic circuis acts. Doesn’t worth the money you pay. You can get much cheaper tickets for smaller circuis companies and you will see the exact same level of performance I saw at Corteo. Story line is hard to follow plus I don’t think the theme of funeral was suitable for the holidays season anyways.

1.0 star rating Soph from Toronto, Ontario


I heard this was a great show. Sadly, I was mistaken and so was everyone who said its a good show. I had no idea what was happening, the music was awful, i could not understand their language, the list goes on. I was under the impression this was an enjoyable show and you should all know it was not. I left early because my ears could not stand the terrible noise and my eyes could not stand the terrible sight. Anyways, i do not recommend.

1.0 star rating Susan Easterbrook from Windsor, Ontario, Canada


Having seen several Cirque shows before, we expected much better. Jumping on beds in underwear hardly qualifies as good entertainment in our book! The music was loud, the acoustics were awful at the WFCU and the show content itself was so mundane that we left at intermission. Not worth the $100 per seat we paid for the performance at all.


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