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Musica A Palazzo

San Marco 2504 | Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, 30124 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 340 9717272
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Ranked #4 of 214 attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description:   http://www.musica... The "cut down" opera performances with a reduced cast and orchestra take place in the 15th Century Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto... more »
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The singing and acting were very good. The quartet were also very good. The advertised "finest wines" came down to a glass of fizzy, which was fine, but of unknown provenance. The palazzo was found down a back canal and was in a slightly dilapidated state of decoration. The promised view of the Grand Canal was not so grand being... More

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We loved Musica a Palazzo and highly recommend it! The music was beautiful, cast terrific and the venue is unbelievable! Its a treat just to be in the building!

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Well worth an evening at this venue even you are not an opera buff. Completely captivating and the audience participation angle is brilliant ( I got to drink a toast to Violetta in the Brindisi as she passed me champagne!! Word of warning though, it is very hard to find and does not look preposessing from the outside. You need... More

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We saw the show "The Barber of Seville" on May 27th and the evening became a magical experience. A little hard to find, but you will find it..no problem. Whole professionally with amazing musicians with a conductor with an enthusiasm and a smile as big and contagious that just made ​​the night brilliant. The concert gave the audience a sense... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance of “Rigoletto” in late June 2014. The ensemble of singers and instrumental quartet – literally right in front or next to you, depending on where you are sitting – created a memorizing experience amidst the ambience of this unique venue. As a father with a daughter (who just turned 20), the haunting... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Musica a Palazzo was an excellent small opera run in a beautiful private mansion. The show is divided into three parts, taking place in three rooms with small intermissions between each. A small but talented cast performs admirably; with the addition of the live musicians the opera really becomes exceptional. The seating is very intimate with the stage. You may... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My family of 6 including my 73 year old mother and 3 teenagers attended the Barber of Seville in April. The singers, acting and orchestra were fun as long as we could see. The first act started late because of a cumbersome check in process. Seating did not matter during the first act. Dont worry about getting there early. However... More

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not just for Opera lovers… a close-up of the power and beauty of the human voice. A shame that the guests do not dress for the occasion- a lot of shorts and t shirts in a Venetian Palace destroys the atmosphere somewhat...

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The setting is definitely unique, the palazzo a bit dilapidated but that adds to the charm. We saw Barbiere di Siviglia with our 11-year old. The performance starts rather late at 8:30pm, but you should be there at 8 at the latest if you want a front sit. The first act is in the center hall, with poor AC and... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took our 12 and 8 year-old girls to see this for something different. They both have seen many live theater performances, but never opera, and never this intimate. We had been in Italy for almost a week, so jet lag wasn't a problem, but I wouldn't advise going on your first night or two. We saw the 3 person... More

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