A Taste of Venice: meet our partners Musica a Palazzo

A love duet between Venice and Music

musica a palazzo

Classical music at Musica a Palazzo photo by Musica a Palazzo

A Taste of Venice: meet our partners Musica a Palazzo

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world: it is the city on water par excellence and it famous for the beauty of its palaces and churches.

This is a city which offers the opportunity to experience a different variety of unique activities: from learning to row like a gondolier or learning to etch like a true artist, from discovering the authentic food of Venice to learning the secrets of Murano glass making.

musica a palazzo

The stunning setting of Musica a Palazzo photo by Musica a Palazzo

But maybe one of the most unique and unusual activities in Venice is for sure taking part to a live classical music performance at Musica a Palazzo.

But let’s hear it from Musica a Palazzo themselves!

  • Introduce yourself to our readers: who is your company and what does it do?

“Musica a Palazzo” is a classical music venue inside Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto, a beautiful Venetian palace. Facing the Grand Canal, just a few steps from Piazza San Marco, the palace is decorated with magnificent 18th Century frescoes by Tiepolo and marvellous stuccos.

mucsica a palazzo

The frescoes at Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto photo by Musica a Palazzo

Reviving a tradition dating back to the late 1800’s, “Musica a Palazzo” recreates a true “Chamber Opera” experience with some of the finest lyrical voices, accompanied by a small group of strings and piano: a virtuoso ensemble who has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world (Lincoln Centre in New York, Musikverein in Vienna, La Scala in Milan, the Mozarteum in Salzburg…)

“Musica a Palazzo” is open all year long and offers a selection of four shows: La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto and Love Duets.

muscia a palazzo

Opera as you have never seen it – photo by Musica a Palazzo

Each performance takes place in different rooms inside the Palazzo, taking advantage of its untouched baroque setting. The original approach revolves around the interaction between the artists and the audience: the distance between them is virtually non-existent thus giving spectators the feeling of living an Opera from the ‘inside’.

This sensation is amplified by the clever 360 degree use of the stage. The intimate nature of the setting, the refined costumes and a modern direction aimed to deliver realistic interpretations make this a unique experience.

The Daily Telegraph – “…the quality of the music, the splendour of the setting, the power and passion of the singing!”.
The Times – “Grand opera reconceived as tea-room tinkle…striking Violetta”.


La Traviata – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
The Barber of Seville – Wednesday and Sunday
Rigoletto – Friday

Shows start at 20:30 and the doors open at 20:00.

musica a palazzo

The setting of Musica a Palazzo by Musica a palazzo


  • How long have you been operating in Venice?

Musica a Palazzo è has been performing since 2006.

  • What do you love the most about Venice?

We love the ancient history and the uniqueness of the city of Venice.

  • What would you change in Venice?

We do not love the fear of the future by the city of Venice.

For information contact

Musica a PalazzoMusica a Palazzo









Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto
Fondamenta Duodo o Barbarigo
San Marco 2504 – 30124 Venezia

Email: info@musicapalazzo.com

Tel. +39 3409717272 (9 am – 8pm)

#atasteofvenice #vivovenetia #musicaapalazzo #unusualactivitiesinvenice #operainvenice #classicalmusicinvenice