Love Duets, Musica a Palazzo
“Love Duets” is a selection of the most beautiful love songs in the operatic repertoire, performed by renowned vocalists and instrumentalists.
The duets reflect the various aspects of love: The unbridled passion of Floria Tosca, the fatherly affection of Georgio Germont from La Traviata, the jealousy of the characters in La Boheme, the narcissism of Don Giovanni and the sacrificial love shown by Violetta Valery in La Traviata. The programme alternates between chamber music and the opera duets, with the first part of the evening taking place in the Sala Tiepolo and the second in the room with the magnificent alcove.
The performance "Love Duets" is a part of the cycle "Musica a Palazzo"
At the Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto you can experience the unique musical highlight “Musica a Palazzo” right on the Grand Canal in the heart of the city and offers opera lovers a feast for both the eyes and the ears.
The entertaining combination of opera performances in the historic setting of the aristocratic Barbarigo-Minotto palace revives the tradition of the salon, which since the 17th century had been a place where musicians, writers and philosophers had gathered. These popular gatherings, which met almost exclusively in private homes, often centered on a piano. The pianist was often accompanied by string instruments and one or two singers, creating a small chamber ensemble that offered the invited guests a jolly evening of entertainment.
The Musica a Palazzo ensemble is made up of extraordinarily talented artists with international reputations, who shine in even a small formation, and captivate the audience with their passionate virtuosity.
Every act, each scene is played in a different room, for example the Sala Tiepolo, which boasts an original fresco by the Venetian painter, allowing listeners to enjoy operas like La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto and the most beautiful romantic duets up close in the intimacy of the palace’s small rooms.