Zoppé family brings the fun and tradition of big top circus to Fraser

Jul 23, 2023 786

BY: Meg Soyars

The circus is back in town – a Grand County tradition, Zoppé: an Italian Family Circus will perform in Fraser this summer, capturing the imagination of young and old alike. Families can step inside an enormous blue-and-white Big Top tent adorned with international flags representing the homes of the performers inside from July 21-31.

Attendees can get up close and personal to the circus ring, where clowns act out a story, acrobats leap and tumble through aerial stunts, equestrians show off skill from the saddle and canine performers get a time to shine. In 1842, a man named Napoline Zoppé was performing as a street clown. He fell in love with Ermenegilda, an equestrian ballerina. Since Napoline was a street performer, Ermenegilda’s family disproved of their romance.

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SOURCE: https://www.skyhinews.com

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