Note: this article is a work in progress.
The Opera House is located at the northeast corner of the market place and run by the Guild of Actors and Entertainers. It is also the headquarter of the guild.
ActivitiesEvery twelfth night the Opera House opens for the public. Three times it is a usually frivolous or at least funny play, each fourth time it is musical entertainment by the orchestra, a hired singer or bard. During the other days, the House is occupied for rehearsals at daytime and occasionally rented by various organizations for all kind of meetings or conventions in the evenings.
ArchitectureThe Opera is a white, two-storey high building with a couple of stairs leading up to the main entrance, which is also the only entrance for regular visitors. The front of the building consists of three almost equally sized rooms: the entrance hall with some tables and chairs and a counter in the centre, and by doors separated rooms to the left and right with additional seating space for wealthy people. Stairs from the side rooms lead directly to the visitor seats in the upper level. A double-winged door opens from the entrance hall into the big auditorium. The stage floor is only slightly higher than the main room, separated from it by the orchestra pit half a level down. Note: Images of all four levels (rooftop, upper floor, main floor, basement) hidden in a secret.
Environments and EffectsMembers of the Gnome Workshop have installed some machinery to make things in the Opera House easier. The curtains open just by the press of a button, and when being moved, stage props seem to float over the stage. A small device at the front of the stage can emit smoke as well as light in different colours.
Once more with feeling - Several plays in the past few months got very emotional, where the audience got so terrified that it fled the building in panic. During other plays, the audience broke out in everlasting laughter, people becoming unconscious due to exhaustion. The guild is stumped and looking for some answers. A voice in the dark - Some people claim they have heard a spooky voice singing at night.