-Winnipeg Free Press

“A dazzling spectacle! The strength of the acrobats,
mixed with the horsemanship of the riders, culminates together in a show with passion, colour and a phenomenal ride!”
“This show is spectacular! I’ve been on the edge of my seat through most of it, and the times I’m not, is because I’m sitting back and taking it all in! Magical!”
– 92.1 CITI
“Truly an event that all Winnipeggers should attend! Fantastic display of horsemanship and artistic ability!”
“Absolutely amazing! Candy for the senses! good for everyone no matter what age! one of the most exhilarating shows I have seen. Five stars!”
“Majestic! Spectacular!”
“I saw it once and I’ll see it again and again and again. It’s amazing. A show that you can’t miss, you have to see it, you have to experience it!”
– QX104
“Breathtaking! Amazing! My hands hurt from clapping so hard! Such intense moments captured with such beauty!”
– ENERGY 106
“Absolutely incredible! Highly recommend!”
–  94.3 THE DRIVE

WINNIPEG, MB – (MAY 16, 2018) @Cavalia #Odysseo – After weeks of enthusiastic anticipation, Cavalia Odysseo made its Manitoba return last night in front of a captivated audience of 2,000 in Winnipeg. Under the gleaming White Big Top at the corner of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard, spectators of all ages were amazed by the unique blend of equestrian and performing arts, and mesmerized by state-of-the-art special effects. Sharing the magnificent stage with 50 riders, acrobats, aerialists, and musicians, the 70 majestic horses stole the spotlight during this unique theatrical extravaganza, which ended with rapturous applause and a standing ovation.

Maria Aragon, 17-year-old Winnipeg singer who gained fame a few years ago when a YouTube video of her rendition of Lady Gaga’s smash-hit “Born This Way” went viral, made her debut in Cavalia Odysseo. As guest singer, her angelic voice enchanted the packed-house.


Before the performance, more than 500 VIP patrons – including Mayor Brian Bowman; The Honourable Cathy Cox, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage; and Hartley and Tannis Richardson – were treated to a delicious buffet and a variety of sumptuous desserts prepared by Cavalia Odysseo head chef José Acevedo in the Rendez-Vous VIP lounge. After the curtain call, VIP guests were invited to an exclusive stable tour to meet the two and four-legged stars.

Imagined by Normand Latourelle – creator of Cavalia and renowned for combining different forms of artistic expression and reinventing the scenic space – Cavalia Odysseo is a veritable revolution in live performance that makes hearts race. Audiences of all ages are transported on an epic journey to some of nature’s greatest wonders by this breathtaking production. Whether it is the agility of the acrobats, the enchanting score of the live band, or the majestic life-size merry-go-round, the cast and set of Cavalia Odysseo are inspired and inspiring, delivering crowd-pleasing wonders and stunts.


Cavalia Odysseo’s mind-boggling theatrical effects are as spectacular as they are numerous: a state-of-the-art video screen three times the size of the world’s largest cinema screens; a three-story mountain for dazzling perspectives; décor both intricate and grandiose that seems to pull the audience onto the gigantic stage, and a real lake made of 150,000 litres of recycled water which magically appears for a splashing finale. In sum, the show creates places no one has ever seen before – places where one can feel the deep connection between horse and man.


TICKETS – Ticket prices range from $29.50 to $149.50 + applicable fees. For a memorable outing, the Rendez-Vous package offers the best seats in the house, a full meal buffet dining before the show, open bar, desserts during intermission and an exclusive visit to the stables after the show. This unique VIP experience takes place in a tent alongside the White Big Top. The Rendez-Vous package prices range from $99.50 to $269.50 + applicable fees. Special pricing and packages are also available for groups of 12 spectators and more. Tickets for Cavalia Odysseo are now available at , by calling 1-866-999-8111 or through Ticketmaster.

ABOUT CAVALIA INC. – Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows. Founded by Normand Latourelle, the company reimagines the equestrian and theatrical arts. With its headquarters in Montreal, Cavalia Inc. is an integral part of Canada’s cultural heritage, and the largest Canadian-owned cultural enterprise. Its expertise in high technology, multimedia and special effects creates magical, unique, never-before-seen experiences. Its first show, Cavalia, has been seen by more than 4 million people across North America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Asia since its 2003 debut. Odysseo, the company’s second show, has toured to rave reviews and public acclaim since its 2011 premiere. Follow Cavalia’s latest developments at or @Cavalia #Odysseo

Karen Ilchena | |Mobile: 204-781-5944