mobile logo

Tweet it!

International cirque-sensation #LaVerità soars into the #KimmelCenter. Prepare to be amazed by juggling rhinos, tumbling aquanauts, & more!

Press Contact:
Amanda Conte



MAY 13–14, 2016

 “La Verità delights through performances tinged with sheer beauty and offbeat humor. Like a daydream…the acts are mesmerizingly beautiful.”

 –– Le Journal De Montréal


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, April 27, 2016) –– After wow-ing audiences in Sydney and at New York’s BAM, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Compagnia Finzi Pasca in La Verità, a thrilling cirque-style presentation, to the Merriam Theater, Friday May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Written and directed by Swiss contemporary circus maverick Daniele Finzi Pasca – internationally-renowned for his work on Olympic ceremonies, international opera productions, and with Cirque du Soleil – La Veritàis a lush, vaudevillian dreamscape where rhinos juggle and corks fall like rain. The work was inspired by the art of Salvador Dalí and the opera Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner.

“This surreal performance set against a stunning backdrop is a wonderful exploration of how one art form can propel another,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “This picturesque performance features death-defying acrobatics, visual art, and powerful storytelling, blending several genres into one beautiful performance.”

Internationally-renowned writer and director Daniele Finzi Pasca creates and directs award-winning shows around the world, from Olympic ceremonies to the long-running Cirque du Soleil hit Corteo. He now lets his imagination run wild in this thrilling, acrobatic vision that is sure to make the audience gasp in delight. The performance is set before a replica of an original hand-painted backdrop by Dalí that was produced for a 1944 Metropolitan Opera ballet production.

La Verità is supported by Cornercard, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, OSI, RSI, La Place des Arts, Maison de la Culture de Neverset de la Nièvre, Scène Nationale de Bayonne -- Sud Aquitain, Città di Lugano, Cantone Ticino, Pre Helvetia, Caffè Chicco d’Oro, Fidinam, and Ernst Gӧhner Stiftung.



Merriam Theater

May 13, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

May 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.


Tickets are available now and start at $25. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at


Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season.  American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

# # #


For photography, please visit