september 2019

This is a repeating event

26sep7:30 pmZoppe Italian Family Circus: La Nonna at the Center for the Arts7:30 pm

Event Details

Join us under the big top to experience the captivating Zoppè Family Circus presenting “La Nonna – Power, Beauty, Elegance!” 

The Zoppè Family Circus welcomes guests into an intimate 500-seat tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Tradition. Starring Nino the clown, the circus features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation.

The Zoppè Family Circus emerged from humble beginnings more than 160 years ago to become one of the most legendary circuses in all of Europe and like many good legends – it began with a boy and a girl falling in love. Napoleone Zoppè began his career in Budapest, Hungary where he met a ballerina named Ermenglida and founded a circus in Venice, Italy which still bears their name today.

Alberto Zoppè, Napoleone’s great-grandson, inherited the circus, a grand equestrian in his own right. Alberto toured Europe with the circus since his youth and forged a friendship with famed actor/director Orson Welles. Alberto was then offered a job by John Ringling North of Ringling Brothers fame, who was putting together the circus acts for Cecil B. Demille’s Oscar-winning film, The Greatest Show on Earth.

Come and enjoy this fine show on September 26th through September 29th, 2019 at the California Center for the Arts.