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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 #5 of 217 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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North Vancouver, BC
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174 reviews 174 reviews
38 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

What a great evening; dinner on the canal and then off to the opera. Musica a Palazzo was recommended by some friends who have family in Venice and we weren't disappointed. We saw the Barber of Seville and it was fun, energetic and an overall great experience. The bonus is that you get to tour through the opera an old... More

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Iver, Bucks, UK
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is close up opera - truly unique and unmissable if you like opera. It's very long and boring for younger childern though. The payment and registration process is a bit tedious and remember to bring enough cash to pay.

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Columbus, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We saw "The Barber of Seville" and were thoroughly entertained and impressed with the quality of the performance - the singing, and the quartet that played. Moving to different rooms of the palazzo for different scenes of the opera was a great way to have a change of scenery. The audience was kept engaged not only by the great acting... More

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Guangzhou, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It was La Traviata, the very piece of opera debut in Venice! Quite a coincidence but a variation - smaller cast and streamlined musicians! We have tasted a different kind of "champagne" - oh yes we did have glasses of Champagne between the acts. In a historical building, and in different rooms watching different acts of the opera, with soprano... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Totally immersed in La Traviata as each of the 3 acts are presented in a different room on this venitian palazzo. Great performance and an evening to remember!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Booked online & was asked to bring the confirmation letter together with 70euros in cash to pay at the door for membership! We found our way from the Giglio vaperetto stop and it's a very short walk to the Musica a Palazzo. There were a couple of other people sort of wandering around looking for the entrance and right on... More

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We saw the Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioacchino Rossini in a magical atmosphere at Palazzo Barbarigo. It is a unique experience to hear the music and the singing in the rooms of the Palazzo and feel like part of the magic. We saw many operas at the Met in New York but this is a totally different experience .

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Darwin, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a unique and interactive way to experience opera... You feel and live the stories alongside the actors/singers/comedians and musicians... Amazing experience. Not to be missed!!!

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Menlo Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I spent 16 days in Italy for our 10th wedding anniversary and Venice was our first stop. I've wanted to see an Opera for years, but didn't want to spend a crazy amount on the official opera, so we chose Musica A Palazzo. I liked that that the venue was a restored home and that each act... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We saw the Barber of Seville and loved it. This is very intimate performance with the singers right up close. The power of their voices and the emotional intensity of the performances was truly breathtaking. The three acts were set in different rooms and interacting with the audience at times. This is how I imagine opera was listened to by... More

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