Orlando Orfei

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Orlando Orfei
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1920 Riva del Garda in Italy
Dead 2015 Duque de Caxias in Brazil
Country Brazil

Title owner 1968-2006
Location at Circo Orlando Orfei in Brazil

Title artist 1926-1939
Location at Circus Orfei in Italy

Biography details

Orlando Orfei , circus director in Brazil

Born 1920 in Italy dead 2015 in Brazil , son of director Paolo Orfei and director Ersilia Rizzoli .

Paolos son Orlando Orfei (1920-2015) founded Circo Orlando Orfei in Italy 1968 and Tivoli Park da Lago in 1972. Orlando married Herta Herling and lived most of his life in Brazil. They had the children Alberto Orfei, Viviane Orfei, Mario Orfei, Maurizia Orfei, Isabella Orfei and Gabriela Orfei. Their circus closed down in Brazil in 2006.


Total: 6 children

  1. Isabella Orfei.
  2. Gabriela Orfei.
  3. Maurizia Orfei.
  4. Mario Orfei.
  5. Viviane Orfei.
  6. Alberto Orfei.


Siblings through the father Paolo Orfei (1828 -- 1869):

  1. Riccardo Orfei Born 1908 Dead: † 1942
  2. Paride Orfei Born 1909 Dead: † 1956
  3. Miranda Orfei Born 1913 Dead: † 1988
  4. Irma Orfei Born 1916

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Orlando Orfei
Born: 1920

Paolo Orfei

Born: 1828

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Ferdinando Orfei

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Maria Torri

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Ersilia Rizzoli

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Orlando Orfei in Brazil. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=2759. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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