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Opera House
Great Work Slots 1 Music
Production Cost 200
Maintenance 1
Unlocked at Acoustics

The Opera House is a building available in the Renaissance Era.

Game Info[]

Building an Opera House requires an Amphitheater or any of its replacements.

  • +1 CultureIcon Culture
  • Has 1 slot for a Greatwork Great Work of Music


Opera is a theatrical drama in which the actors sing all their dialog rather than speaking it, differentiating it from other forms of musical dramas. The opera singers are usually accompanied by an orchestra. An opera house is a theatre designed with a stage for the singers, space to seat the orchestra, and acoustics which help project the music to the audience. The Teatro San Cassiano was the first public opera house, opened in Venice, Italy, in 1637. Since that time opera houses have opened across the world - they are almost de rigueur for any city with pretensions of being a center of culture and art.

Unique Building Replacements[]

Icon Building Civilization Yields
Bodabil Theater Philippines (Ramon Magsaysay)
  • Yields +1 CultureIcon Culture.
  • If the Great Work of Music slot is filled, extends the length of Goldenage Golden Ages by 10%.
Ceilidh Hall The Celts (Boudicca)

Ireland (Malachy II)

  • +3 Happy Happiness
Concert Hall
Concert Hall Austria-Hungary (Franz Joseph)
  • +2 Happy Happiness
  • When its Greatwork Great Work slot is filled, gain +2 Goldenage Golden Age points
Dance Hall Cuba (Fidel Castro)
  • Provides +1 Happy Happiness and +15% Production Military Production when Great Work slot is filled
  • Revolutionary Fervour contributes to Great Musicians
Heavenly Hall Icon
Heavenly Hall Heavenly Kingdom (Hong Xiuquan)
  • +2 FaithIcon Faith
  • +4 Defensive Strength
  • Units constructed during a We Love the King Day may pillage with no movement cost
  • Requires Temple
Karaoke Lounge Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh)
  • +2 Happy Local Happiness
  • Additional +1 Happy Local Happiness if the Great Work of Music slot is filled
  • Yields Gold Gold based on the Happy Local Happiness generated in the City.
Music Academy Latvia (Janis Cakste)
  • +1 additional CultureIcon Culture
  • +2 Greatperson Great Musician points
  • Has 1 slot for a Musician Specialist
Rong Pheapyon Cambodia (Norodom Sihanouk)
  • +1 Happy Happiness, +2 if Great Work slot is filled.
  • Begins a We Love The King Day when the Great Work slot is first filled.
Tanguería Argentina (Eva Perón)
  • Has 3 slots for Greatwork Great Works of Music
    • Has a special theming bonus when filled with Argentine music
  • Has 1 Descamisado slot
Theatre House Britain (Charles II)
  • +1 CultureIcon Culture (2 vs 1)
  • Provides +1 Happy Local Happiness and increases length of We Love the King Days within the city by 25% when Great Work slot is filled
Wayang crop
Wayang Theater Mataram (Sultan Agung)
  • Increased CultureIcon culture output if you have more domestic Trade trade routes than foreign Trade trade routes in this city.
  • CultureIcon Culture output in the city is refunded in Gold gold.
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