Experience an Aquatic Masterpiece - O by Cirque du Soleil
Weaving a tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance, O by Cirque du Soleil pays tribute to the beauty of theatre. Inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water, world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers and divers create a breathtaking experience. Only at Bellagio, Las Vegas.
Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production, “O”. The international cast of world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on and above water to create a breathtaking experience in a magnificent theatre reminiscent of a European opera house.
"O" by Cirque du Soleil was inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water's pure form. "O" pays tribute to the beauty of performance and the theater. "O" was derived from the pronunciation of "eau", the French word for water.
Highlights include dizzying choreography and powerful gymnastics in the air and on the water. A ghostly ship emerges from the mist. Flyers and catchers display incredible timing. A herd of aquatic zebras swoop and swing on a giant frame in a surreal water dance. The rage of fire and the purification of water are blended into one – and then displayed in this brilliantly visual act. A group of three world class high divers leap 60 feet from the grid level to a small exposed section of the pool, without any fear or hesitation. All of the 150 technicians and 80 cast members have scuba certification; 14 technicians work underwater during every performance.
Fun fact: each performer has several identical costumes that they change into throughout the show, how else do you think they re-appear from their watery plunges bone-dry?
From the guardian sailing along the water on his upside down umbrella to a pyromaniac who takes a calm stroll while combusting into flames, this Las Vegas show has amazed audiences since its inception in 1998, a Las Vegas staple.
Step into the Bellagio and become immersed in a world of magic and wonder. Watch as trapeze artists swing, acrobats fly, and contortionists twist above, within, and below the 1.5 million-gallon (5.6 million-l) pool. O is the only show in Vegas where all performers are certified scuba divers, which allows for adrenaline-pumping subaquatic feats. Fire dancers add to thrills as they tame the primal elements of flame of water.
The unique stage and innovative aerial contraptions guarantee a performance that is unlike any other. After being mesmerised by the 85 performers and their daring exploits, check out the Bellagio's other famous waterworks and fountains.