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Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice

Venice, Italy
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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 an 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

What's Included

  • 1 glass of prosecco, peach juice or water (still/sparkling) per person in one interval
  • 1 Musica a Palazzo card per person
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Libretto (available to purchase for approx. 5 euro)
  • Postcards, CDs and DVDs of show (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

08:30 PM

What To Expect

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 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 are immersed in the sights and sounds of arias, duets, and live accompaniment as the performers enact scenes near the place where you sit.

Instead of a traditional set change, 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 glass of Prosecco, juice, or soda during one of two brief intermissions. At the end of the experience, you have a chance to buy a CD or DVD of the opera.

Musica A Palazzo

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is elegant casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for children under the age of 5
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

It is worth it to purchase the program/guide and read up a bit on the storyline and keep as a souvenir.


490 reviews
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Lovely event
Yvonne_M, May 2023
Unique setting to enjoy a three act opera. Singing and musical talent was great. I would recommend attending if you can get tickets.
Opera in Venice
Patricia_M, May 2023
Beautiful venue. Singers and musicians were excellent. Highly recommend for a unique and enjoyable experience in Venice.
I felt it was too long,...
Francesca_L, May 2023
I felt it was too long, the artists were good but they should have edited the opera to be more concise. Also it felt unorganized at the start when people waited to get in the building
Great experience, excelent performance
Susanne_N, May 2023
Experiencing opera and the music close up in fabulous surrondings. Try it even if you are not a fan of opera.
Try this
Athena_E, May 2023
The fact that we the audience were the ones to move around was a first and although unusual was so easy. We enjoyed it and La Traviata is always so much fun
Jennifer_A, May 2023
Amazing talent and an overall fun event. The performers brought passion and beauty to their art, and the venue was beautiful.
Fun night in Venice
yuchi_h, Apr 2023
Went with my family including two teens. Tucked in the alley ways of Venice. The front entrance was not super grand from the first look of it, but gets better once you walk in. Nice setup, great performance. Highly recommend if you can spare couple hours while in Venice!
Appropriate for the well-versed or the novice
Mary_M, Mar 2023
This was my first trip to Italy and to Venice. I have never been to an opera before. I recommend buying their program when you check in if you are a novice. It not only summarized each scene but had line by line translations for most of the performance. The setting was intimate. Three scenes were performed in three different rooms of a 15th century palace. You could feel the power of each performer. I am going to pursue attending an opera in an opera house because of this experience, but I fear nothing can match the smaller audience. The audience was so close to the performance that the musicians would include a couple members of the audience in the story line of the opera, and you felt that you were part of the experience
Just do it
Mervyn_M, Mar 2023
Whole evening was memorable. The professional attitude and atmosphere coupled with the high emotional music and singing was incredible.
Good performance but arrive early
Cindy_A, Feb 2023
Good performance, seating just a little tight. Arrive early as seating is open. Late arrivals may not have an opportunity to sit together.
Greg_C, Feb 2023
Very good and really enjoyed. Never been to an Opera before and this was just perfect….2 hours, intimate and lovely venue. Well worth it.
Opera experience
Julia_M, Feb 2023
For those who cannot get a ticket to the opera, this experience was beautiful. The setting was extraordinary, the voices excellent, the ambiance intimate.
Loved it!
Tara_M, Jan 2023
Loved this opera experience! The performers were so talented and engaging! Moving from room to room for each act is such a good idea!
“Oh yeah? Well tough break”
Billy_A, Jan 2023
Because of outside forces beyond my control, a train delay due to an active police investigation is not enough to warrant a refund. Nor, is it enough to qualify for a re-scheduled ticket. Granted, notification of ticket policy is given beforehand, but the fact that there is no space for flexibility makes this a one star review. Consumer beware: God forbid someone should try to jump on the tracks before your train gets to Venice.
Palma Palazzo
kiersten_p, Dec 2022
Great setting, wonderful talent. Really enjoyed the storyline. It was a little to long for some of my kids, but enjoyed by all.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Don’t miss it!
laplanlp, Dec 2022
Great singers. Intimate surroundings with different rooms for each Act. Must see if you like music. A lot of fun finding the venue— see photos of walkway. It would be on my “to do again” list when we return with friends.
Bravo!!!! Wonderful evening
Jason_D, Dec 2022
Fantastic performance!!! I was a little skeptical at first but I was really impressed. The atmosphere, the opera and the musicians were so talented. We had an amazing evening and will go again when we return.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Barber of Seville in Venetian Palace
SERGIO_E, Dec 2022
Very professional and talented group, great location. I enjoyed the performance very much, the place was very interesting
1 traveler found this review helpful
Really intimate opera experience
Eric_C, Nov 2022
Exaclty as advertised, such a lovely intimate experience. Enjoyable fornthe whole family. Would love to see venue for plays as well.
Incredible La Traviata performance
Karen_R, Oct 2022
Absolutely fabulous performance. 3 encores for the performers. This was incredible experience in an old palace (1600s?) on the Grand Canal of Venice. They moved to 3 rooms, one for each act. The musicians and opera singers are A+. We saw La Traviata and can’t recommend enough!


Product code: 7083OPERA

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