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Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice

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Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice

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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
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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
Libretto (available to purchase for approx. 5 euro)
Postcards, CDs and DVDs of show (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Musica A Palazzo, Sestiere San Marco 2504 Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, 30124 Venice Italy

Departure Time

8:30 PM
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.
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Musica A Palazzo
Musica a Palazzo offers a new way of experiencing the grand Opera. The Opera is a travelling show and each act is set in a different hall of a fascinating Venetian palace: Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto.
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 4
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Musica a Palazzo
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice.
What is the policy on sanitization during Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice.
What is the social distancing policy during Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice.

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


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Great experience have to...
, Dec 2021
Great experience have to take the water bus to get there can not get there by land took me 30 minutes taking bus 1 to the location and the water bus was only 7.50 took credit card
Small venue exceeded expectations
, Nov 2021
We attended the performance of The Barber of Seville, a comedy by Rossini, and really had a fantastic time. The decadent Venetian Palazzo hosting the performance and proximity to the show lent an intimacy not found in other operas we have seen. The performers were terrific and very funny. A couple of tips: 1) study the opera in advance because it will be hard to follow the libretto program during certain Acts when the lights are low. Because the opera was in Italian, it was helpful to understand the structure, characters and narrative arc when the paper libretto was unreadable; and 2) arrive early so you can sit very close to the performance. In fact, the performers sang in seats next to us at times during the opera. Divertiti.
Wow, just wow
, Nov 2021
Great performance by the actors and musicians. We were so close to them in the same room. This was a truly exceptional experience.
, Oct 2021
Amazing experience. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a great evening. The opera changes rooms and the actors move through the audience making you feel “inside” the production. Well worth the cost and pay the extra €5 for a libretto (program) so you have a better idea what is going on
Intimate appreciation
, Jun 2021
I am not an opera fan and I don’t understand Italian but I truly enjoyed this traveling performance between 3 rooms and 3 short intermissions. The place is small so between the 5 actors/singers, 3 musicians and about 30 in the audience, you felt you were part of the show. The performance was amazing. The high notes were so clear you felt like glass was going to shatter!!! We were specially impressed with the pianist. She practically carried the entire performance. By the end, it felt like her fingers could have run 3 marathons. I was very impressed. The only thing that would have made this better would have been the availability to purchase the program a day before the show. It contained the entire script in Italian and English. Heck, I would suggest you show up the day before your show and kindly ask to purchase it. Then again, if you can read in the “dark”, my daughter was able to read it as she followed along the performance.
Enjoyable experience
, Oct 2020
The traveling opera - La Triviata- was a truly enjoyable and memorable experience. The musicians are talented and the location was convenient and interesting. Note that if you want a program you need cash. Overall I highly recommend attending the traveling opera.
, Feb 2020
Performance was very good. Unfortunately the place was crowded, hot and seats were very uncomfortable and the first scene we couldn’t see anything. We left after second act because we were terribly uncomfortable. But the performance of the little we saw was very entertaining.
John D
, Jan 2020
The performance was very enjoyable. We thought the musicians were amazing. The performers were excellent and the setting comfortable. All in all a great time and value!
, Dec 2019
If I could rate this as ten stars, I would. An intimate experience listening to beautiful music is like nothing else.
Very Venetian experience
, Dec 2019
Initially we were wary of taking booking this opera as we are not opera lovers at all. But our friends insisted and we went. We ended up thoroughly enjoying it. It was such a lovely experience. It was up close and personal and we moved from room to room making it a much more enjoyable experience than a typical opera in a big theater. I would definitely recommend this. It just gave us such a good feeling and made our experience in Venice so much better.

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