Venice: Traveling Opera in a Historic Palace on Grand Canal

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Experience Italian opera in a new way as you watch a performance in a historic building on the Grand Canal. Enjoy each part of the show set in a different hall in one of the most fascinating Venetian palaces, the Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto.

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  • Enjoy opera in a new format that suitable for both experts and first-timers
  • Experience an intimate performance, with no distance between you and the singers
  • Explore a Venetian 'Palazzo' with views overlooking the famous Grand Canal
  • Visit the palazzo's rooms decorated with paintings by Tiepolo and stuccoes
  • Listen to a professional ensemble perform an art that dates back to the 1800s


Experience Italian Opera in one of the most important Venetian-Gothic style palaces in Venice, Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto. Within this historical venue, an innovative approach to opera has been conceived, with a formula that focuses on the interaction between the singers, the musicians, and the audience. This gives spectators the feeling of living Opera ‘from the inside’. This sensation is amplified by the clever 360-degree use of the ‘stage’ and by having the guests move through 3 different rooms within the Palazzo, one for each act of the show. The whole setting changes, not just the background. Reviving a tradition dating back to the late 1800s, this reimagining is brought to life by some of the finest lyrical voices, accompanied by a talented small group of strings and a piano: a virtuoso ensemble who performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world.


The Musica a Palazzo membership card A glass of wine (or soft drinks) during the first interval

Important Information

  • Current Program: La Traviata (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday); The Barber of Seville (Wednesday, Sunday); Rigoletto (Friday)
  • There are 30 steps to climb to reach the halls where the concert takes place with no elevator
  • The tour does not include pre-assigned seats. Seats are chosen by guests upon their arrival
  • Every guest will receive The Musica a Palazzo membership card
  • Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the show. Admission is not guaranteed after curtain time.
  • The show is approximately 2 hours long
  • The dress code is not mandatory, but guests are kindly asked to wear clothes that are comfortable but also suitable for the occasion (e.g. long trousers and closed shoes for men - jacket and tie are not a requirement)
  • Food is not allowed on the premises

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