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Italian Opera Concert in Santa Monaca Church

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Florence, Italy

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Overview

Enjoy an evening of famous Italian opera arias in a spectacular setting during this opera concert in Florence's Santa Monaca Church. Listen to professional singers perform selections from 'The Marriage of Figaro,' 'Tosca,' 'The Barber of Seville,' 'Madame Butterfly,' 'La Bohème' and 'La Traviata,' while you admire the setting of a 15th-century church.
  • Concert of Italian operas in Florence's Santa Monaca Church
  • Listen to opera selections performed by professional singers
  • Hear arias from famous operas such as 'The Marriage of Figaro' and 'La Traviata'
  • Enjoy the setting of a 15th-century church for the concert
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Departure Point

Chiesa di Santa Monica, Via Santa Monaca, 6, Florence Italy

Departure Time

9:15 PM
Add some art and culture to your evening in Florence with a concert of Italian opera arias inside a 15th-century church.

Enter the Santa Monaca Church in the Oltrarno neighborhood of Florence, which dates from the early 1400s but has only been used for performances and exhibits since the 19th century.

Enjoy a concert of arias performed by professional singers and chosen from a variety of famous operas. Admire the operatic skill of these world-traveled musicians, including sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, tenors, baritones and basses. Hear selections from 'The Marriage of Figaro,' 'Tosca,' 'The Barber of Seville,' 'Madame Butterfly,' 'La Bohème' and 'La Traviata.'
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chiesa di Santa Monica
The former church of Santa Monaca, dated back to 1400 AD, is located in the oldest part of Florence. Here you will attend a concert held by professional singers who have performed around the world. The program features arias from 'La Traviata,' 'La Bohème,' 'Tosca,' 'Madame Butterfly,' 'The Marriage of Figaro,' and 'The Barber of Seville.' The 70-minute concert begins at 9:15pm.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Italian Opera in Santa Monaca Church
The former church of Santa Monaca, dated back to 1400 AD, is located in the oldest part of Florence. Here you will attend a concert held by professional singers who have performed around the world. The program features arias from 'La Traviata,' 'La Bohème,' 'Tosca,' 'Madame Butterfly,' 'The Marriage of Figaro,' and 'The Barber of Seville.' The 70-minute concert begins at 9:15pm.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Italian Opera Concert in Santa Monaca Church?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Italian Opera Concert in Santa Monaca Church.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Italian Opera Concert in Santa Monaca Church?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Italian Opera Concert in Santa Monaca Church.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Italian Opera Concert in Santa Monaca Church?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Italian Opera Concert in Santa Monaca Church.
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What is the maximum group size during Italian Opera Concert in Santa Monaca Church?
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This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Italian Opera Concert in Santa Monaca Church.

Traveler Tips


  • "Highly recommend for those who are curious but have never attended an actual opera (only 75 minutes long" See review
  • "A lovely change of pace when you spend all day sightseeing." See review
  • "The only problem was that it seemed so short, although it lasted for 70 minutes." See review

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Lovely music
Karen_B
, Sep 2020
This was a lovely thing to do after a nice evening meal. I thought the length of time of the concert was just right. Small, intimate and lovely setting inside the church. Both the singer and the pianist were very good. Only two very small things to mention... firstly, it was difficult to get in as the front doors were locked and there weren’t any clear signs that this was the right venue. Eventually someone heard me rattle the door and came to let me in. Also, I completely appreciate being ‘in the moment‘ to enjoy the music and that taking photos and videos throughout the concert would have been a distraction; however, it would have been nice to have had a photo opportunity of the performers at the end.
star-5
A wonderful experience
David_S
, Feb 2020
First time at an Opera. Great venue, wonderful experience, talented performers. Highly recommend the experience.
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Magical
TimfromCroydon
, Feb 2020
My wife and me had a fantastic evening. We had a meal before going to the performance. It really felt personal and a privilege to listen to such talented performers in that close and beautiful surround. I thoroughly recommend this experience as somebody who is not an opera aficionado.
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If the piano player had met the level of the singers...
Family-from-Germany
, Feb 2020
Special setting in the old church, sometimes traffic noise can be heard. The singers were overwhelming and delivered a perfect performance, filling the room with their voices and acting sympathically. However, the piano player did not meet the level of his colleagues. This clearly reduced the joy of listening.
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Hitting New Heights with Italian Opera!
Greg H
, Nov 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. It was approximately 1.5 hours in length and held in a quaint (by Florence/Italian standards) little church. We got to experience 3 different signers with singing a variety of selections that were attuned to their skills and interests. There was also a duet and a concluding piece involving all three. The venue and singers made for a great artistic experience. What also further made the evening was the fact that it appeared that all the performers, including the pianist, had great rapport and seemed to enjoy each other's company. It was a great way for us to end our time in Florence and Italy. Thank you!
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What a Lovely Evening
Juby B
, Oct 2019
The former church that now houses this musical event was within walking distance from our accommodations, so that made for a lovely evening walk through the streets of Florence. Once the singing begins, you are transformed, and the acoustics inside the church are perfect. Just a taste of the best operas will leave you wanting to book a ticket to an opera. A lovely change of pace when you spend all day sightseeing. The performers were fabulous.
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Definitely I must go to type of experience for those who enjoy local
Robert J L
, Oct 2019
One hour of delightful music don't by an opera singer who should be on the professional stage. The pianist who accompanied her was superior. I'm happy that the venue was small and simple. Made the experience all the more enjoyable.
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Great Opera Tasting
marissabrowndvm
, Oct 2019
We booked this because my husband is an opera fan and we were only in the area for a short while. This was a great way to get a taste of true Italian Opera without having to book months in advance and sit through a whole show. The pianist was amazing and the two singers were wonderful. It was very enjoyable. The only issue was finding the venue was very confusing. It states it is in a Church, so we walked to the Church with that name but it was not open. We walked around in the dark, in what seemed to be not the best area, where we finally found the small door in a long line of building, which happened to be a beautiful chapel. There was a small sign on the door but it was very difficult to find.
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Good Singers
Iris S
, Oct 2019
It was a nice experience if you want a slow and relax night. Nice to watch an Opera. The singers are good. The only things is the place. It looks like an old run down church. The place don’t match the singer. Needs better place for good singers.
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Amazing up-close and personal operatic experience
michaelfinley
, Oct 2019
With only 5 or 6 rows of seating, everyone is up close to the 2 opera singers and the pianist seated at a full-sized grand piano. They all performed with such passion, and playful antics at the appropriate moments in each of the songs. We noticed several people around us were moved to tears by the performance. Not an opera aficionado myself, but still recognised a few of the songs they performed, which were from a variety of operas and composers. Their sound filled the space wonderfully. Highly recommend this moving experience!!

Product code: 39611P1

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