The Palazzo Minotto-Barbarigo and The "Musica a Palazzo" Artistic Association
The palace consists of a small 15th century palace with arches of fifth and a later (perhaps 16th century) construction on the right. Both buildings are internally connected. A moulding dates from the byzantine epoch, but is much restored. As old paintings prove, wooden conservatories like the one used in front of the single right window were commonly used in Venice. All balconies are from later periods. Large parts of Settecento stuccos and paintings are conserved in the mezzanine and piano nobile. Two paintings by Giambattista Tiepolo, sold during the 1960s, were recently recovered and re-integrated in the palace. Other famous artists as Fontebasso, Mingozzi, Carpoforo Mazzetti-Tencalla have created their works of Arts for the embellishment of the Piano Nobile.
Autumn 2005: the piano nobile of the palace was left to an important Music Association of Venice that is works also in Partnership with the MDV - Wedding in Venice.
The Palazzo Minotto-Barbarigo preserves the original furnitures and in their premises could be organized a fully "de-luxe" catering for reception and special events up to 60 persons. The very special opportunity that MDV - Wedding in Venice can offer to their special guests is the alive performance proposed by the Professionists Music Association of Venice " Musica a Palazzo" during the bridal reception ( for maximum 40 people ). Staged amid the exquisite setting of painting, furnishings and architectural details of the splendid Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto, each of the three acts of the Verdi's "Traviata" is performed in a different room of the Palazzo, permitting the bridal audience to become part of the ambiance.
Music in the Palazzo
Musical Evenings in the intimate and magical atmosphere of a XVII century Venetian Palace on the Canal Grande
"Musica a Palazzo" recreates the magic of the " Salotto Musicale ", with a piano and several instruments accompanying the most beutiful voices in Italy against the splendid backdrop of various salons of Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto. The singers move among the audience, and the intimacy and the beauty of the palace combine to create an unforgettable evening.
The " Musica a Palazzo " ensemble, composed of extraordinary interpreters and "virtuosi" of wide international experience, offers original pieces and elegant transcriptions of a high artistic quality.
The most beautiful Italian voices interpret La Bohème, La Traviata, Madame Butterfly and La Tosca. Languid love and burning passion in the Duets taken from Italian melodramas are exalted by the magnificent colours of the Tiepolo frescoes.
Aperitif - Concert
Arias from Operas by Verdi and Puccini and passionate Neapolitan songs interpreted by extraordinary voices.
Atto I : Fests Hall - Atto II : Tiepolo Hall - Atto III Room with Royal Alcova
Staged amid the exquisite setting of painting, furnishings and architectural details of the splendid Palazzo Barbarigo-Minotto, each of the three acts of the Verdi's "Traviata" is performed in a different room of the Palazzo, permitting the bridal audience to become part of the ambiance.
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