Musica a Palazzo

Music at the Palazzo open to a new way of thinking about opera lyric: the shows are itinerant because every act of the Opera  represents itself in a different hall of the building, ideal stage, whose magnificent Baroque furnishings are complement natural of the scenography.

This is how the Musica a Palazzo ensemble conceives the ëChamber Operaí: the traditional setting of Opera in the theatre is replaced by a stage that fits in perfectly with the scenery: every act of the opera takes place in a different hall of the palace, the magnificent baroque furnishings of which are a natural complement to the set design.

The originality of the direction is represented by the interaction between the singers, the instrumentalists and the audience, breaking down any kind of barrier between them, giving the viewer the thrill of experiencing the Opera from within.

This feeling is enhanced by the skilful use of all-round stage space.
Following a tour throughout the United States, Musica a Palazzo, has staged La Traviata for the 41th international Brighton Festival (UK) held at the Royal Pavilion, where it has proved to be a huge success with both the audience and the critics, by winning the Press Award (The Argus Angel Award) as the best production of the Festival. Recently it has also staged The Barber of Seville at the Potsdam Music Festival in Germany.

The Association



Fan'Art ETS is a cultural association founded with the aim of leading the "Musica a Palazzo" format in the city of Naples, feeling the desire of making Salotto Barbaja c/o Palazzo Medici Acquaviva a meeting place, experimentation and aggregation to spreading and expand the knowledge of opera culture.





Overlooking Via Toledo, the main artery of the City Center, this noble Neapolitan palace of the end ì600, previously belonged to the councilor D. Giuseppe Borgia, bears the name of the family who bought it in the mid-eighteenth century. It presents the portal of clear neoclassical inspiration. The southern side of the palace is built along the layout of the Aragonese walls demolished by Don Pedro de Toledo in 1532.
On the second floor there are the Barbaja salons, the descendants of that Domenico Barbaja, which was one of the greatest Italian theatrical impresario of all time. To him we owe the celebrity of the greatest operas of his time, one for all Gioachino Rossini. To him and to a Neapolitan nobles commission, including Michele dË Medici, there is to admit the reconstruction in 1816 in just 10 months, after the burning of Real Teatro San Carlo in Naples.

Articles of association


Fan'Art is a cultural association. In order to attend any activity of the association, including evening performances, it is necessary to be officially registered as a member. After filling out the application form, the new member will be given a membership card.

Following this link, you can read or download the articles of association which regulate Musica a Palazzo activities.


Fan'Art does not receive any public funding or sponsorship. Every year, the association dedicates itself to the restoration and maintenance of the main floor in Palazzo Medici Acquaviva, the costs of which are very high in a city like Venice.

Therefore, we will be extremely grateful to those who wish to make contributions to support the association.