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Musica A Palazzo

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Address: Sestiere San Marco 2504 | Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 340 971 7272
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Unexpectedly wonderful - a real eye-opener

We went with friends and there was a surreal moment as a group of people gathered in a little courtyard at the end of a dark alley waiting for the door to open. Then a scurry up a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went with friends and there was a surreal moment as a group of people gathered in a little courtyard at the end of a dark alley waiting for the door to open. Then a scurry up a flight of steps and into a tired palazzo with a mixture of old furnishings and ultra-modern posters. The family, it seemed, was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was quite impressed with this experience. La Traviata is is one of my favorite operas, and it was such an interesting way to experience this beautiful music! When I reached out to book this, I was saddened to hear that the night I wanted to attend was booked, but they informed me that they were going to add another... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was an AMAZING experience! I would definitely return to see another opera. The location is a bit challenging to find, but it is pretty close to the Giglio water bus stop. It is 75 euros (cash only) to attend via Musica a Palazzo or you can purchase via Viator. The dress code is a bit dressier than business casual,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful way to get a feel for the Opera. Firstly, the downside... the seating is not the most comfortable so you do spend a fair bit of time fidgeting trying to get comfortable However... that said, it was a really lovely evening. Set in a private part of an old Palazzo, allowing you to feel part of the history. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was something! Old Palace, old fashioned rooms with a patina of ages around. It was about 5th performance of this opera for me, but most interesting. Violetta sung by Victoria Lai was best. Just violin, viola, cello and piano as the chamber music, just few characters "on stage" but unforgettable setting and memorable performance. All music lovers should go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What other opera could you possibly want to see in Venice? Verdi's masterpiece was first performed here. My wife and I saw it at the unique Musica A Palazzo - the best Vaperetto stop is Giglio, it's not difficult to find, about a 5 minute walk. We paid 75 euro each - you have to pay in cash - but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice setting, excellent singers and the charm of being in a small place to hear good italian opera :! I definitely will retrun next time (this is the second time) ... Only things to watch for is the fact that you need to come with cash as they do not accept credit card ! 5the next ATM is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked on their website prior to arriving in Italy. It seemed a good way to experience Opera without sitting through an entire performance. This was indeed the case, however unless you were the first 20 or so people to arrive then the view was not great. The concept of moving rooms worked quite well and you then had an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the "Barber of Seville" up close and personal at this historic palazzo. We had no problems finding this in the dark at night. From the Giglio vaporetto stop, it was a short walk down the narrow alley, a left across the bridge and down the alley to the entrance. The walkway was lit up, so no problems with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great way to spend an evening in Venice. Four musicians and three singers performed the main arias from La Traviata in the historic old Palazzo. The audience moves to different rooms for the three acts with a glass of procecco served between acts one and two. It was exciting to be so close to the performers and... More 

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