Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice

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Musica a Palazzo 'Traveling Opera' Performance in Venice
from USD $104.94
Experience the magic of ‘traveling opera’ during a 2-hour operatic performance at the grand Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto in Venice. Performed by the acclaimed Musica a Palazzo ensemble, this night of opera, song and music features world-class singers and instrumentalists performing as they move, with the audience, through the palazzo’s beautiful salons. With the singers performing feet away and the lavish rooms providing authentic backdrops, you’ll feel as if you’re part of the opera, not in the audience. Choose from three classic operas or a selection of duets to suit your tastes and schedule.
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In Brief

Venice, Italy
2 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
Visit: Musica A Palazzo, Sestiere San Marco 2504 Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, 30124 Venice Italy

Musica a Palazzo offers a new way of experiencing the grand Opera. The Opera is a travelling show and each act is set in a different hall of a fascinating Venetian palace: Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto.

Duration: 2 hours


  • 1 glass of prosecco, red or white wine, soda or orange or peach juice per person in one interval
  • Entry/Admission - Musica A Palazzo


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Libretto (available to purchase for approx. 5 euro)
  • Postcards, CDs and DVDs of show (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Musica A Palazzo, Sestiere San Marco 2504 Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, 30124 Venice Italy

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is elegant casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for children under the age of 4
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The evening was very fun. The setting is very intimate and interesting.. I highly recommend this for all opera fans!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Small audience gave space for excellent viewing and interaction with troupe. The performers had beautiful voices and kept the audience entertained and engaged. Room to room tour of the facility was an added benefit. Highly recommend this activity!!!
• Submitted 26 Sep 2019
This was excellent and we actually felt part of the performance being so closed to the performers. The location was perfect and being able to move to different rooms for the separate acts made it even better. I would definitely recommend this if you are new to opera which we were.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The novelty of moving rooms to create a new set for each act added to the excitement of the night. It was my husband and daughter's first taste of Opera and they are still talking about how much they enjoyed it weeks later.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was such an amazing performance and experience! The talent,atmosphere and setting were unbelievable!!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great experience, the performers were all on point and the venue was just amazing. I like that they interacted with the crowd but were very professional as well.
• Submitted 15 Jun 2018
One of my favorite memories from this stunning city.
• Submitted 12 Jun 2018
Unique experience if you appreciate non traditional settings. Intimate setting. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 24 Apr 2018
This is a must see private show. We absolutely loved it and loved the exclusivity of it. The performers were top knotch and so talented. Highly recommend!!!
• Submitted 04 Apr 2018
The Barber of Seville was very entertaining. The performers looked like they thoroughly enjoyed entertaining us, engaging the audience which was nice and small. The venue was very quaint and I loved being able to move throughout rooms of the beautiful building. I really enjoyed the musicians as well, they were very talented and professional and the pianist was very animated and entertaining. I highly recommend this style of opera.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018
I pre-booked through Viator to see La Traviata and only wish I'd booked earlier so I might have also seen The Barber of Seville and Rigoletta My favourite opera on other nights! It proved a little tricky to say the leastto find, so do make sure you suss out the back streets in advance if possible. Even the locals and bar staff didn't know the address. However, once there we were greeted by lovely hosts. It was a wonderful venue with professional, attentive staff and excellent customer consideration. The guide book is handy to have for those not familiar with the opera story lines and translation notes make it good value at 5 euros. Anyway, to the evening, and what a delightful, joyous evening is was for me. I've been to the opera many times but LOVED the intimacy and setting of this venue. It is a beautiful building. Moving room to room was enchanting and worked well, making it more interactive and intimate. But of course, the main thing was the performances. And WHAT PERFORMANCES they were! In particular, Natalia Roman, Soprano, as Violetta was sublime and moved me to tears several times. I would say world class. If you enjoy opera you will love an evening at Musica A Palazzo. If you're not acquainted with opera, expect to be converted. An absolute joy to attend and without doubt one of the highlights of my trip to Venice.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
This is an event not to be missed! To move from 1 beautiful room to another in this palace, sitting there, so close to the actors and musicians was truly thrilling, almost magical! Seeing an opera in such an intimate setting makes it come alive, and more understandable, in my case, Rigoletto. I would recommend reading a bi-lingual libretto in advance. A great experience! One HUGE problem was finding this place in freezing cold, rainy weather, in the dark of night!! NO REAL ADDRESS IS GIVEN and NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THIS PALACE IS! Viator, please give a specific address and perhaps clear directions for locating it, for example, the closest vaporetto stop, visible cross roads and closest bridges.
• Submitted 16 Mar 2018
This is the second time we've attended Musica a Palazzo in Venice and it's an up-front-and-personal experience that should not be missed. We brought along a friend who is not an opera fan, but even she was enchanted by the beauty of the palace and the production.
• Submitted 13 Mar 2018
Absolutely wonderful! Not an opera fan, or at least I didn't think I was! So entertaining! Incredible musicians and singers. Definitely a lifetime experience! Actors having fun with the musicians and audience adds to the comedy, would recommend to everyone!
• Submitted 29 Jan 2018
In the early days of opera, performances were presumably given in the private homes of rich patrons. Elaborate staging came later. So the Musica a Palazzo style has authenticity as well as vitality, hilarity in the case of the Barber of Seville anyway and a high standard of acting and musicianship. Being so close to the 5-person cast and 4-piece orchestra made the experience very different from sitting in the middle of the stalls in a theatre. It's expensive, but we thought it was worth it. After trying to think of a reason to knock off a star we ended up giving it the full five.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2017
Loved it. Great way to be introduced to Opera.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2017
This was an excellent experience and a very intimate performance which moved through 3 rooms of this 15th Century Palazzo with the intermission with complimentary prosecco in the salon facing the grand canal. All of the La Traviata performers were amazing. Go if you get the opportunity!
• Submitted 01 Dec 2017
Loved it. Such an atmospheric place to listen to opera - and the the whole production was excellent
• Submitted 30 Nov 2017
What a fantastic event! In a small venue, with the audience sitting in the same room of the mansion during the show....moved from room to room and enjoyed the show so much! Would love to see another show this way!
• Submitted 27 Nov 2017
This is without a doubt one of the best things to do in Venice. Highly entertaining and in a beautiful venue. This was my husband's first opera - ever - and now he is hooked. This is opera in a small setting so even novices will get the storyline and nuances. We saw the Barber of Seville performance. Truly outstanding.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
In the better late than never category, this was our favorite activity we did in Venice in September 2015 we saw The Barber of Seville . We love opera, and what a great experience to see one in a 15th century palazzo! Of course, there are no supertitles, but they do give you a booklet with the translation. We are thus glad we had seen this particular opera before, but with the translation and the overview in the booklet, combined with the singers and being so close to them to get the facial expressions and emotions, it was easy to follow. The only downside is the signage to get there - we are glad we left enough time to find it before we had dinner. We then found a nice restaurant nearby so we could relax, knowing that we had enough time to get back to the venue and not get lost. The palazzo is down a narrow alley on the right after you find the correct narrow canal. But so so worth it to go!
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
Best experience, just like going back in time and sitting in the ball room of a Palace and watching a professional performance and then changing rooms for the next act and so on, just amazing.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2017
It was a great performance, The actors all were wonderful. Some people say it was hard locate the venue but it is actually very easy to find. Definitely we will go again!!!
• Submitted 09 Nov 2017
So much fun! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening of antics and music at the Music a Palazzo. The pianist was exceptional, as were the other musicians and the cast was superb. Enjoying an intimate evening of opera in a palazzo couldn't be better. Highly recommended
• Submitted 08 Nov 2017

In Brief

Venice, Italy
2 hours 30 minutes