DESIGN GUIDE: MUSIC AND DRAMA CENTERS
CHAPTER 3: PRIMARY AND SECONDARY USES
MUSIC ROOM-650 SEAT
F I G U R E 3-7.6
A. reduced version of classical opera, verg-
ing on operatic recital, could be managed
The secondary problem, stage scale for
on a Musical Drama stage enlarged slightly.
solo or small group music, can be over-
The lack of reverberance would be notice-
come by design and provision of a shell.
able as would the small orchestra accom-
modated in the pit.
If Drama use is primary, recital should
have electronic assistance.
Professional opera singers would defi-
nitely require rehearsal to modulate the
intensity of their voices in a small Room.
Light opera amounts to Musical Drama,
although somewhat longer reverberation
improves music quality.
3. 650 Seat Music Room
Consider a Room shaped for 650 seat Music pres-