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Experience an evening of opera in Venice, surrounded by the historical elegance of a 15th-century palace. The singers and musicians of the Musica a Palazzo ensemble perform classics of Italian opera within the ornate salons of Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto. Move from room to room along with the performers and soak up the drama of epics like 'La Traviata' and 'Rigoletto' in a truly intimate environment.


  • Ticket to a 2-hour evening operatic performance by Musica a Palazzo in Venice
  • Experience a traveling opera show at the 15th-century Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto
  • Move from salon to salon with each new scene or act
  • Choose from La Traviata, Rigoletto, or The Barber of Seville performance
  • A glass of Prosecco, wine, soda, or fruit juice is included during intermission

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What You Can Expect

Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice

Witness an enchanting opera in an intimate palazzo setting

The renowned performers of Musica a Palazzo carry on the historic tradition of traveling opera with unique, intimate performances in the luxurious surroundings of Venice’s Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto. The elegant salons of this 15th-century palace have been restored to their original splendor and provide a historic backdrop for scenes from Italian operatic classics. Choose from adapted versions of The Barber of Seville, La Traviata or Rigoletto (see Itinerary below for details).

On the night of the performance, make your way to the historic palazzo in central Venice, which overlooks the Grand Canal. Upon arrival, you’ll have the option to purchase a libretto to read a translation of the words in your selected opera. Then, take your seat among the small audience and admire the ornate surroundings and period furnishings bathed in candlelight. When the show begins, you’ll be immersed in the sights and sounds of arias, duets, and live accompaniment as the performers enact scenes just feet or meters from where you sit.

Instead of a traditional set change, you will get up and move to a different salon along with the ensemble with each new scene or act. This lends an interactive element to the show and allows you to explore several different salons. Toast your evening out with a complimentary glass of Prosecco, juice, or soda during one of two brief intermissions. At the end of the 2-hour experience, you’ll have a chance to buy a CD or DVD of the opera.


Customer Reviews

m green United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

this was awesome highly recomend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

An absolutely amazing experience, please be warned its quite difficult to find the venue.

Rebecca A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A wonderful experience - the performance was amazing and so much fun. The venue was stunning. A lot of fun.

Annie United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Incredible experience . I felt part of the opera as I had the singers and muscians very close to me. The fact that each act of the opera takes place in different rooms it and #39;s great as people can change seats and while in some acts you will be a bit far back, in other ones you get to be up close.

Julian M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fabulous and fun, worth the effort. But make sure you find the location early as it is not very well signposted, and it is in a private building.

Sara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Bellissimo!! This is a must if you visit venice, I can and #39;t describe what a wonderful evening I had,highly recommended, you won and #39;t be disappointed.

Ashley L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great authentic Italian experience! My Boyfriend and I went on our last night in Venice it was a great was to end the trip!!

Jo-Anna D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Such a fun experience. Perfect to opera new comers as there isn't the stiffness of a large opera house. The protagonist are within touching distance and literally sing to you. With the baroque style rooms and the quartet who would just need to wear some white wigs you feel as having gone back in time.
We went to check out the location during the day while meandering through the many narrow streets of Venice and found it a bit tricky to find, as it's situated in a tiny alley with just the name engraved on a door bell. A hidden little treasure chest .


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Excellent experience. Its a shorter version that is performed about 1:45.

Sandra L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Never attended an Opera before so first time experience was amazing.

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