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Musica A Palazzo

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Address: San Marco 2504 | Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 340 9717272
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Accessible Opera, as though it was in your sitting room, but its a palace...
Accessible Opera, as though it was in your sitting room, but its a palace in Venice. Stunningly personal. Fun fun fun with 3 light and easy Operas to choose, 7 nights a week. It will make so many people's trip to Venice even more memorable.
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Unusual presentation of Opera. In a canal side "palazzo" -really just an old, rather grand, house. A well known opera - on my visit, La Traviata - is condensed for time, content... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Unusual presentation of Opera. In a canal side "palazzo" -really just an old, rather grand, house. A well known opera - on my visit, La Traviata - is condensed for time, content, and participants. La Traviata was reduced to three players, one and a half hours including two intermissions, and four musicians. The effect is still pleasing, as the close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

My husband & I attended La Traviata at the beginning of April 2015. It was our first opera so we don't have anything to compare it to, but we thought it was fantastic. The intimate setting combined with the strong voices of the performers made the experience unforgettable. I'm guessing it only seats about 75-100 people, so make sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I would say it is a must see. First of all just for the sake of the venue and the whole atmosphere - you feel like you are attending a luxurious hidden VIP event. Secondly, despite the fact that this is a tourist attraction and people would probably still keep coming if the operas were of a worse quality just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The place is absolutely beautiful and the actors and actresses did a fantastic job. We watched the barber of Seville, it has 2 long acts and 1 short ending. During the 1st and 2nd acts, there were drinks be served. Although the intermission is quite short, so we didn't get to talk to any other people or taking time enjoying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Situated in an hold palace the opera moves around a few rooms. It's a real must to see the old home and done very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a great experience- heard selections from Rigoletto. The cast was impressive and the characterization of Rigoletto was unusually mature and masculine. Gilda was marvelous. The one thing- some dope brought 7 or 8 young kids, and their moving around and "whispering" we're a constant distraction. This is very much an adult event (especially Rigoletto) and children don't belong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a very expensive event, but well worthwhile. You will leave exhilarated and stunned, whether you like Opera or not: it's a truly magical evening. Can't recommend it highly enough. (One thing: if you're a 'high opera' afficionado, then this may not be for you, as it's not the full opera or the full orchestra).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I watched The Barber of Seville and La Traviata performances of Musica a Palazzo. The former was a very entertaining experience, the latter performance was more "traditional" opera. I was truly shocked during La Traviata as I was a few feet away from Violetta and her voice seemed to have no boundaries on the range of frequencies that she could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went there for my birthday to see "Il barbiere di Siviglia" and I really enjoyed the decorum, the play itself and the acoustics in this old, beautiful house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I can't say I know anything about opera, but I do know that this beautiful, intimate experience created a priceless memory for my wife and I. The spectacular palazzo, the beautiful music and the voices of these singers made for an unforgettable experience. I recommend Musica a Palazzo without reservation at three times the cost. Reserve ahead via email and... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.