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.
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.
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.
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 Palazzo
Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto
Fondamenta Duodo o Barbarigo
San Marco 2504 – 30124 Venezia Website: www.musicapalazzo.com