Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto was built in the classic style of Venetian architecture of the 15th century. Overlooking the Grand Canal near Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, it was renovated in the 18th century and embellished with a painting by Giambattista Tiepolo. Currently, the noble floor, with all its splendid baroque furnishings, is the prestigious venue of Musica a Palazzo, a cultural association founded in 2005 with the desire to make Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto a place to meet, to experiment, and to gather in order to spread and broaden the knowledge of opera culture. This is how the Musica a Palazzo ensemble conceives the “Chamber Opera”: the traditional setting of opera in a theatre is replaced by a stage that fits in perfectly with the surroundings. Every act of the opera takes place in a different hall or room of the palace, the magnificent baroque furnishings of which are a natural complement to the set design and the music.