Musica A Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance In Venice

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Experience the magic of traveling opera during a 2-hour operatic performance at the grand Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto in Venice. Performed by the acclaimed Musica a Palazzo ensemble, this night of opera, song and music features world-class singers and instrumentalists performing as they move, with the audience, through the palazzos beautiful salons. With the singers performing feet away and the lavish rooms providing authentic backdrops, youll feel as if youre part of the opera, not in the audience. Choose from three classic operas or a selection of duets to suit your tastes and schedule.

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Select the performance you want to see you at the time you book — choosing from The Barber of Seville, La Traviata or Rigoletto, a selection of much-loved operatic and chamber music songs (see the Itinerary for show details). Then, on the night, make your own way to the Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto in central Venice.

Overlooking the Grand Canal, the 15th-century Barbarigo Minotto provides the perfect stage for the Musica a Palazzo, the acclaimed ensemble who perform the traveling opera event. This group of world-class singers and musicians perform each scene in a series of intimate, historically furnished salons, enabling greater interaction with the audience and making the rooms part of the scenery.

As you arrive, admire the beautiful palazzo interiors, taking in their Venetian Baroque artworks, stuccoes, frescoes and grand furnishings.

If you wish, buy a libretto (translation of opera words) and take a seat in the salon where the first scene will be played. Then, as the instrumentalists, pianist and singers begin, lose yourself in their virtuoso voices and music.

With each new act or scene, move to another salon with the performers and feel yourself become part of the opera itself. The singers will move around the room as they perform their arias and duets, and many salons are bathed in soft candlelight, adding to the emotional charge and romance of the event.

During one of the two intervals, enjoy a complimentary glass of fruit juice, soda, prosecco or red or white wine, and soak up the magical setting as you await the next act.

After the 2-hour performance, opt to buy a CD, DVD or postcards of the performance you've just witnessed. Then, head back to your hotel independently, humming your favorite arias on route.

Inclusions for Musica A Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance In Venice

  • Membership Card (this card covers admission to the event. No further charges or tickets are required)
  • 1 glass of prosecco, red or white wine, soda or orange or peach juice per person in one interval

Exclusions for Musica A Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance In Venice

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Libretto (available to purchase for approx. 5 euro)
  • Postcards, CDs and DVDs of show (available to purchase)


Choose from the following opera performances to suit your tastes and schedule:

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi - Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Melodrama in three acts, with a libretto by F. M. Piave

The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini - Wednesdays and Sundays
Light-hearted melodrama in two acts, with a libretto by C. Sterbini

Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi - Fridays
Opera in three acts, with a libretto by F. M. Piave

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Dress code is elegant casual

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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242 reviews by the users

  • In the better late than never category, this was our favorite activity we did in Venice in September 2015 we saw The Barber of Seville . We love opera, and what a great experience to see one in a 15th century palazzo! Of course, there are no supertitles, but they do give you a booklet with the translation. We are thus glad we had seen this particular opera before, but with the translation and the overview in the booklet, combined with the singers and being so close to them to get the facial expressions and emotions, it was easy to follow. The only downside is the signage to get there - we are glad we left enough time to find it before we had dinner. We then found a nice restaurant nearby so we could relax, knowing that we had enough time to get back to the venue and not get lost. The palazzo is down a narrow alley on the right after you find the correct narrow canal. But so so worth it to go!

  • Best experience, just like going back in time and sitting in the ball room of a Palace and watching a professional performance and then changing rooms for the next act and so on, just amazing.

  • It was a great performance, The actors all were wonderful. Some people say it was hard locate the venue but it is actually very easy to find. Definitely we will go again!!!

  • So much fun! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening of antics and music at the Music a Palazzo. The pianist was exceptional, as were the other musicians and the cast was superb. Enjoying an intimate evening of opera in a palazzo couldn't be better. Highly recommended

  • The whole experience was the best event in our trip

  • If you have never seen an opera before, than this is the way to do it. We saw the Barber of Seville. The cast was talented and interecated with the audience at times. When the scene changed, we moved to a different room of the gorgeous palazzo. It was a most delightful evening.

  • The Opera singers were amazing! However, it was very hot and small for the amount of people they booked.

  • Talented cast provided a very enjoyable performance of Il Barbieri di Siviglia.

  • This Opera was a delightful way to spend an evening in Venice. The venue was easy to access using my iPhone directions. The performers were truly fantastic, and the performance was very polished and enjoyable.

  • I saw The Barber of Seville and it was great fun. Good comic timing by the enthusiastic cast.

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