About the Event
Immerse yourself in The Barber of Seville and add another unforgettable experience to your stay in Venice. In the impressive atmosphere of the Palazzo Barbarigo‐Minotto, Rossini’s most amusing opera interpreted by great singers and musicians, unfolds in candlelight.
The libretto by Sterbini is based on a comedy of the same name by Beaumarchais. The story takes place in the 17th century, making the salons of the Palazzo Barbarigo‐Minotto with their magnificent baroque furnishings an ideal stage. The opera's two acts are performed in three different rooms: Portego (central hall), Sala Tiepolo, and the Camera da letto (bedroom with alcove).
The artists move through the rooms, creating a theater 'in the round', and practically bringing the audience into the action of Rossini's highly entertaining opera. The elegant costumes by Anthony Knight are inspired by those of the era, and candlelight contributes to the historical ambiance. The splendor of the palazzo's rooms on the Grand Canal can also be appreciated during intermissions.
During intermission, Musica a Palazzo offers you the choice of Prosecco, soft drinks, and fine liqueurs, while you appreciate the magical setting facing the Grand Canal.
The opera is performed by singers accompanied by a string quartet.
In Italian, no surtitles
Please note: Guests are not allowed inside the premises before the official opening time (8 pm).
Dress code: Casual elegant
Please note: Musica a Palazzo is an officially registered Cultural Association. Audience members purchase a Membership Card (price as indicated), including personal identification data. This card covers admission to the event. No further charges or tickets are required.
- Rossini, Gioachino – The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
5.0 of 5
Great experience and fantastic voices
This was my first opera and so glad I chose this as my first! The venue in Venice was beautiful and the actors and musicians gave great performances! I would definitely recommend it.
This was a wonderful way to end our visit to Venice. It was a fabulous performance and a unique experience in the palace. I recommend that anyone attending try to get the front row though as it is difficult to see unless you are lucky enough to be in the front.
Superb singers….beautiful setting. A wonderful performance and a most magical evening.
What a fun night!! Great music excellently performed in a unique setting — what could be better! Thank you to all those involved in this presentation. You can't go to Venice and not hear opera.
Such an exciting performance! A top 5 opera experience in my life.
Fantastic performance by all actors, actresses and musicians. Highly recommended!
Great! We really enjoyed the performance!