QUOTE(chris13 @ Jan 17 2010, 08:21 PM)
Is it possible to define what would be regarded as a good opera house and how might it be differentiated against a 'standard' theatre ? Are there any acoustic properties which would set the two apart ?
Thanks in anticipation.
A bit of guess work, but I would imagine an opera house would want a longer reverb time than a theatre (better for music, speech needs relatively short reverb time for clarity).
The opera house would require a well designed orchestra pit and I understand they tend to have massive back stage areas for all that scene changing (even bigger that a theatre apparently).