Must Attend: Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna

While wandering the cobblestone alleys of Old Montreal this summer, amongst the street performers and tourists, it’s hard to miss the giant blue and yellow tent standing tall in the background. You may easily bypass the bright big top as yet another tourist attraction, but we at Notable know differently. We want to let the young professionals both living in Montreal, as well as those visiting, know that stepping inside Cirque du Soleil’s newest magical creation, Amaluna, is sure to be a very notable experience.

Cirque du Soleil is famous worldwide for creating beautiful and jaw-dropping productions; Amaluna is no exception. Inspired by Greek mythology and classic works such as The Tempest and The Magic Flute, with hints of Swan Lake, Amaluna is a garden of dark romance and incredible talent. With moments of mysterious magic, murderous drama, sexy sensuality, and even some adult humour, this circus is not your typical children’s show. Modern electronic-style music blasts juxtaposed against the nature-inspired costumes of peacock feathers and lizard tails, ensuring that within the dazzling intimate atmosphere of the big top that there is always something to look at and experience. What we found most impressive was the acrobatic precision and bodily strength demonstrated by the (attractive, to say the least) stars, who keep you serenely entranced in an ongoing state of wondrous awe.


Amaluna in the Grand Chapiteau runs until July 15th, with two showings most days, at 4pm and 8pm. Tickets range from $43- $153 dollars. We suggest attending the 8pm show to experience the more adult ambiance. Make a night out of your trip to the circus by enjoying a quick pre-show meal at the nearby L’Autre Version Restaurant. The gorgeous resto offers a special menu for Cirque patrons, which includes three French-inspired courses for $49, and the assurance that you will be fed and out in time for the show.