Opera Fatal

the hair raising hunt for the lost score

by Ruske & Puhretmaier

Walkthrough by MaGtRo    August, 2003

Gameplay:    The game plays from the CD. No installation is required. A saved game directory is needed to be made and placed in the hard drive or on a formatted disk. The game will guide you on making one.  I played the game on Win XP OS with no compatibility adjustments. QuickTime found in the game CD is needed to play the game and QT 4 is needed for Macintosh gaming.

Gameplay is point and click manipulation. The introduction can be skipped by holding the mouse button down during the loading process. The inventory panel at bottom of screen and the switch for control panel at bottom right of screen appear after entering the Opera House. The Control Panel has the quick link to learning sources found in different rooms at the Opera House. The volume, video adjustments, speaker, save, load, quit and return to game are the other features found in the control panel.

The object of the game is to solve the questions left by a thief all over the Opera House. The thief stole the score to Beethoven's Fidelio that is to premiere that evening. You are playing as the maestro. There are 6 floors to the game. Hunt for the questions for that floor and go to the Office at the second floor to answer the questions. At the Office, you type in the answer in a red book and then press enter. The answers can be found on clues also strewn about the place or through the learning sources in your control panel. Completion of a floor gains access to the next floor. Inventory once used disappears. Once an object (drawer, curtain, etc) is opened, you have to close it to proceed with the game.

You are Maestro Angelo. Your score for the premier of Beethoven's Fidelio has been stolen. Enter the Opera House -Ars Musica to find the clues and the score. Go forward and enter the door.

First Set of Questions

Main Lobby:    The inventory panel and switch appears at bottom of screen. Upon entering the Opera House go forward, a note from the villain greeting/taunting you is seen. Turn to your right to the front of the Box Office. Read note of the villain in front of the poster of Beethoven's Fidelio.

Box Office:    Go to the right red carpeted stairs. Enter the door on the right.

Desk - Turn right and look at the desk. Look close at the drawers of the pink cubicle on top of the desk. Take screwdriver from bottom left drawer of the pink cubicle. Open the drawer of the desk. Read a clue note - How is the dynamics term "pianissimo" abbreviated? There's a picture of buttons depicted. Open the middle left drawer and catch the mouse. I left the cursor in one position and just waited for the mouse to pass through and clicked.

Sink - Pull back and look at the sink on the left of the desk. There's a note encrusted with dirt. The tap doesn't have water flowing. We will have to fix that.

Cork Board - Turn around and look close at cork board. Look close at note under the pizza takeout sheet. The answer to that clue question from the drawer can be deduced - pianissimo is pp. pp can also be found at the control panel, Dynamics book then Music theory. Look at the note under the blue paper. Question 2 - What is the distance from b to (cut off) called? 

Safe - Below the cork board is a safe. We need to find the combination.

Red curtain - Pull back the red curtain left of the door and take the key. Close curtain and open the door.

Turn left, forward and go to the door left of the stairs.

Cloak Room:    Use the key on door and enter the cloak room.

Front cloak room - Look close at desk and take a safety pin from top of desk. Open the drawer, move the purple box and read another question. Question 4 - What is the term for the step-by step arrangement of tones? Check Musical Theory and Close the drawer. Turn around and look close at the red coat hanging on the rack. The cut portion of Question 2 from the box office is found - c. Now we know the full question - what is distance between b and c. Answers to Question 4 and 2 - Open the control panel using the bottom right of screen switch. Look at books at Music theory panel, then the Scales and Keys book. Read about Half steps - smallest distance between 2 notes - like b and c. Now check the major scale - the step by step arrangement of notes is called a scale.

Cloakroom rest area - Enter the door on the left. Face the table while standing behind the chair. Push the green bottle with a note off the table by click-hold-push the cursor on the bottle. It breaks and has Question 5 - What is the name for the incomplete measure at the beginning of a piece? At the control panel, Music theory, Rhythm book, the upbeat is defined as an incomplete beginning measure which together with the last measure adds up to a full one.

Red cabinet - Turn left and open the left door of the cabinet. Question 7 - Which instrument is hidden in the chest? Close cabinet and look close at trash can on left of cabinet. Look at the picture and remember what Mozart looks like. Exit the cloak room.

Go across the foyer to the left stairs going down to the lower floor.

Lower floor landing:    See a padlocked chest by the wall. Look at right side of the chest, push it and look at hole at the back of chest. Now we know the answer to question 7. See a violin. Turn around and see a door with a familiar switch on the right.

Power Room:   

Door lock - Look close at switch. It is the drawing on the clue note from desk drawer in Box Office. We found the answer on the cork board. Enter pp on the switch, pull back and we can now open the door.

Brick wall - Turn left and see a light area on the brick wall - something to remember. Turn right to the metal cabinet on wall.

Metal cabinet - It has the picture of Mozart pasted on it. The lever at the bottom would not hold. Open the cabinet. Hmm... Push the buttons that spells M -O-Z-A-R-T. Green light comes on all the pushed buttons. Pull back and pull the lever. Now it holds and power is on at 1/16.

Radio - Now that the power is on we can listen to the radio under the fan on the wall. Press the red button and Question 6 flies in -What's the name of the priest in this opera who kidnapped Pamina? Open the control panel and read the info on Mozart's The Magic Flute. Pamina was kidnapped by Sarastro.

Theater lighting - Turn around and look close at the Theater lighting panel left of door. Click on #4 fuse and it will go on #4 slot. We need still have to find #2.

Exit the room, turn around and note a locked door with colored wheels running to a boiler. Turn around and enter the 'Do Not Enter' metal door. Go forward and enter the door left of the locked metal door at end of hallway.

Instrument room:    

Look around and familiarize yourself with the different musical instrument using the instruments itself as well as the poster above the sofa. Turn around and see a video camera on the ceiling. Someone is watching you!

Go to the table by the door and read Question 3 - What is this interval called? It has marks showing note d for the string on the left and note a for the right string. Check the book about Interval and find out that the distance is the number between 2 notes, so the interval between d and a is called a fifth.

Exit this lower floor, climb the stairs up to the upper floor. There are 3 rooms here aside from the doors to the main theatre hall. The Library to the left, the locked Maestro's room and the Office is to the right side of the hall. Enter the Office.


Red Curtain - Turn left and move the red curtain aside. Find a refrigerator and coffee maker on a table. Open the drawer using the screwdriver on the gap at top of the drawer. Open the coffee filter bag and read Question 1 - What is this note called? After checking the tone elevations in The Twelve Tones book in music theory resources - the depicted note is recognized as A sharp.

 Red Book - Go to the desk and face the red book. Test time!  Open the book and see that you fill in the answers for 7 numbers-questions. The number and spacing of the existing letters give clues to the answers.

Floor 1 answers:    Click on the existing letters to remove them and then type the answers in using your keyboard. Press enter after typing the answer and if correct - a majestic sound is heard.

1. A sharp

2. half step

3. fifth

4. scale

5. upbeat

6. Sarastro

7. violin

Pull back and note the blinking green light on the TV monitor above the dresser. Look close at monitor and press the green button.  Then press the green button on the track ball setup to the right.  Well! A room is opened at the lower floor Instrument room. Turn off the monitor. Go back to the red book on the desk and see we need to find 6 questions.

Second Set of Questions

Office:    Before we check that new room, let's finish up here. Open the desk drawer and see a clue note for the combination to the safe at the Box Office. Study the Notes and find out that those notes depicted are f, a, c.

Maestro's Room:    Enter the door to the right of the red curtain. Look around the room. Go to the desk and read another taunting note from the villain. I'll be playing first violine as long as your score is missing. Exit the upper floor through the office and go back to the Box Office room at main floor.

Box Office Room:    Look close at safe and enter the notes deduced from the clue at the upper floor office drawer. f - a - c. Turn the wheel and take a 1 marked gold coin. Exit the room and now check the new room opened at the Instrument Room lower floor.

Score stand room:    Go down to lower floor, enter left metal door and enter the instrument room. Turn right, enter room and see several music stands. Go to the back of the room and see a poster with Question 13 on it. We have to find out the blue blotted tempo marking that means moderately fast. The Tempo book at music theory shows that Moderato means moderately fast.

Lower floor backstage:    Turn left and go forward pass the door to the instrument room that will be to your right until the locked metal door. Face the door and unhook the slide bolt. This will then gain access to the long hallway we came in earlier. Turn around, go forward and turn left by the old movie camera. See another hallway with 3 doors to check.

Maintenance Room:    Enter the door on the right.

Cabinet - Open the cabinet and study the elevator chart posted on the left door. There are 4 panels one for each floor and at the top is an electronic control for all of them. Take the wrench from the toolbox at bottom shelf. Close cabinet.

Table - Turn right and go forward to the table and chair. Open the small cabinet on the wall and take the key with a blue wheel tag. Turn right and look at the radio. Read the note under the radio - Question 10 - Which classical string quartet can heard on Ars Musica? Look at Haydn under Music History. Pull down Classical Period and read that Haydn is the Father of String Quartet. Look under the Music Examples and see that the Emperor Quarter played his music. Go to the board across the table and see a mallet missing.

Go towards the crate by the door and broken drum. Close the lid of the crate and find Question 11 - What is the smallest element of a composition or melody? Check the Melody and Form book's Motif. The motif is the smallest building block in a composition.

Hallway:   Exit the room, turn to the long hallway. Note that the slatted door on the left has a control on the right side of the door that is not functioning. Turn right and go down the hall passing a locked grilled spiral staircase. Turn left and forward to the spider. You can play with the spider, flying saucer and the moon in this hallway.

End of Hallway:   

Look at the wall facing the spider. Click open the round metal electrical connector. Connect the red wire to the yellow tube. This brings electricity to the slatted door panel. These blue, red and yellow colors persist around here in the basement. ?clue?

Pull back and look at the desk. Take the C disk from the green box. Look at a messed up note on top of all the other papers that are similar to the ones with all the questions. This must be where the villain writes those notes.

Cue Pit:    Go back to the slatted door. Press the control switch to the right of the door. Enter and go forward to the stairs at center of room. Hear those footsteps again. Read the note on top of the prompter book. Question 12 - Which symbol allows the musician the freedom to decide? Look at the crescent with a dot underneath inscribed on the note. Check Music Theory, Tempo book on Ornamentation and find out that fermata is a tool the musician can use as necessary. Look up from the book stand and see the bars of the cue pit. Go back down and turn left.

Villain's lair:     Go forward to the end of the room and the flashing TV. Look around and then play with the TV to see a room somewhere in the building. The table has a gramophone on it. Go to the ladder at right of the door and read Question 8 - What do you call the fifth degree in a scale in harmony? Check A Short Lesson in Harmony (Primary degrees) book and find out that dominant is the fifth degree. Go to the other end of the room and see a table with broken doors and a lifting platform with a yellow buttoned stand beside it. Exit the room using the flip switch to the left of the door and go to the door across the hall.

Elevator shaft:    Look close at panel on the right of the door. Clue note asks - When was Maurice Ravel born? You'll find out from the learning resource that Ravel was born 1875. Enter 1875 on the panel. Nothing seems to happen, maybe later. Enter the door. You are now on top of the elevator. The elevator has those blue red and yellow ropes holding the elevator. Go to the trap door and use wrench to open it. Go down and look around. See the elevator panel, flip the stop switch and note that it is malfunctioning.  The buttons are for: Lower floor (1), Main Floor (0), Upper floor (1) and another floor above that (2). Go back up the elevator trap door at the ceiling.  Turn to the right of the trap door and see rungs on the wall. Climb and see the different elevator exits to each of the 4 floor. This is what is shown by the chart from the cabinet at the maintenance room. Climb down, exit the room and go to the lower floor landing by the main staircase via the now unlatched metal door.

Boiler room:     Use the key with tag taken from the maintenance room wall cabinet on the door right of the power room.

Enter and then turn around. Look at the metal cabinet and see a clue on the door - Set to a G major triad in root position. Study A Short lesson in Harmony and Triad in Root Position. Here you will learn that the triad is made up notes that are separated by one note in between. If G is the tonic, the others will be B and D in the triad (GaBcD). Click on blue wheel to hear G major. It sounds low.

Boiler wheel puzzle - Now, go to the colored wheels at far wall. Click on all the wheels. Find the second higher sounding (B) one from the blue wheel tone. Then find the second higher sounding (D) from that found colored wheel (or fourth higher sounding one from the blue wheel). The lowest sound is blue, violet, red, green, yellow, light blue and then gold. So, if blue is G, red is B and D is yellow. Now click on blue, red and yellow. This should make a gushing sound. We must have let water through.

Go back towards the door and turn left. Read another clue - How old was Mozart when he became Musical Director in the Court in Salzburg? Use the Music History reference. Pull down the Classical banner. Read about Mozart and find out that at 1768 he became the musical director at the court of Salzburg. He was born 1756 making him 12 years old then. WOW!!!! Now that we have water, let's work on that note in the Box Office.

Box Office:    Enter the Box office by the main lobby and go to the sink. Turn the faucet and read Question 9 - Give an additional term for the inversion of a triad! Using the Short Lesson in Harmony book, find out it is 6-4 chord.

Office:    Test time again. Go back to the office at upper floor and open the red book. Type in the answer and then press return.

8. Dominant

9. 6-4 chord

10. Emperor quartet

11. Motif

12. Fermata

13. Moderato


Click the blinking light on the monitor again and then click the second green light. It looks like an elevator door is now open. Go back to the red book on the desk and see we need to find another 6 questions.

Third Set of Questions

Go down to the lower floor and back to the elevator shaft room. Climb the rungs on the wall up to the upper floor elevator door. Enter through the door and then look back at elevator door. It is now closed. Look close at control panel at right - When was Beethoven's Fidelio first performed? After checking the Classical Period's Music Examples - enter 1805 on the panel. Still no discernible change happens.

Makeup room:     Turn right and enter the first door on the left.

Look close on table and see a lit cigarette. Someone must have been here. Play if you want with the lighter, spray net and other objects on the table. Check the tissue box at middle cubicle and see Question 14 - What does this flourish stand for? See a depiction of S lying down. Research under Tempo shows that it is Turn.

The drawer on the end is stuck. The door at the end is also stuck. Turn around and see a video camera at ceiling and the box depicted in the clue found at the boiler room. We can come back to this later. Leave the room.

Costume Room:    Enter the door at the end of the hallway from the makeup room. Look close at sewing machine and pick up the thread cutter. Play with the sewing machine. Turn around and go through the first aisle of costume. At the end is a plastic wrapped costume with a note inside. Go to the middle aisle of costumes. Place mouse at mouse hole and get a piece of ticket from Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz Row 8, Seat 9. Go to the last aisle of costume and then turn around. Move the red curtain and see another elaborate costume. Exit the room.

Go forward close to the railing and see the stage. Move to the left side railing and look below to the door and a control panel. Go down the hall and enter the room to the left of the elevator door.

Wig room:    Play with the wigs and hats. Look close on right top shelf on the left side. Read Question 19 from hat - What do you call the musical form of this baroque piece? Click on the mouth of the dummy heads and they will sing Hallelujah! Research the answer under Baroque at Music History and find the music to be Oratorio from Handel.  Exit room and go next door.

Star's Dressing Room:   

Makeup table - Turn on the lights of the makeup mirror using the switch on the left side. Click on silver container at foreground to get a razor blade. Turn right and take the note from the hand of the ballerina on the poster. Question 15 - In which romantic ballet is the story of the swimming queen to be found? The answer is Swan Lake under Romantic Period and Tchaikovsky.

Gramophone - Go to the other side of the costume rack and see that this is the place seen on the villain's TV at the lower floor Cue room. Take a seat and see that we need a crank to play the gramophone. Exit the room.

Mail slots:    Turn to the end of the hallway and read note from top left slot. It is a reminder to admonish the electrician. The light still works with 120/18 amps and the dimmer does not work. At the end of the hall is a closed grilled door. Turn to the other end of the hall from the mail slots. Turn right again passing a door and go up the stairs. See a padlocked door and a note. The Clue note states - The key is at Otello's. Pull back and look down. Take the rag beside the Nitro container. Go back down and enter the door we passed by at the corner.

Upper floor Opera Hall area:

Open the door at the end of the hall and enter the red carpeted corridor. The rooms are too dark to investigate. Check the pictures and name tags of the Composers. Take the crank from Haydn's hand. Continue down the corridor and remove the latches blocking the doors to the upper lobby.

To the left of the door to the lobby a picture is covered with blue paint. The Question 18 - Who is pictured here? Use the rag taken beside the nitro container on picture until Frederic Chopin is revealed.

Continue to the end of the hallway and note that the last private room is locked. Go back to the star dressing room.

Star Dressing Room:     Use the crank on the gramophone. Read Question 17 - What is the name of the instrument heard here? Using the Instrumentation of the Orchestra resource, we learn that it is English Horn.

Costume Room:    Go back to the costume room and use the razor blade on the middle part of the plastic bag found at end of first aisle of costume rack. Question 16 - Can you name the compositional technique which is the fugue's most important characteristic? The answer is polyphony found in Melody and Form book.

Office:    Exit the room and go to the upper floor foyer via the red carpeted corridor at the main Opera House hall. Go through the main doors that you unlatched to the Office and the Red Book. Open the red book and answer the third set of questions.

14. Turn

15. Swan Lake

16. Polyphony

17. English Horn

18. Chopin

19. Oratorio

Click the blinking light on the monitor again and then click the third green light. It looks like the door at the makeup room can be accessed now. Vacuum cleaner? Turn off the monitor. Go back to the red book on the desk and see we need to find another 6 questions. Now, let's go to the makeup room via the main Opera theatre door.

Fourth Set of Questions

Make up Room:     This is the room right of the elevator at the upper floor. Take a close look at the vacuum cleaner. Open the dust bag of the vacuum cleaner and take the ball. Zip the bag up and back up.

Mozart box puzzle - Look close at the puzzle on the table now. Remember that the clue note seen at the boiler room asks How old was Mozart when he became Musical Director in the Court in Salzburg? The answer is 12.


Click on a number and see that number light up. Drop the ball from the vacuum cleaner so that it drops into the hole and gets added with the other balls on the ball dispenser.

Cover the holes that form 1 on the left and 2 on the right area with balls.  Once the numbers are covered, pull back and the drawer opens. Take the blue and gold key.

Now, what door has gold trim? The main Opera hall doors. We already opened the upper floor, so let's try the main floor doors. Go down to the main foyer of the Opera House.

Main floor Opera hall:    Use the key on either one of the Opera theatre door. The main theatre area is dark. We have to wait later to inspect those. Turn to the right corridor, around the corner and enter the Cafe to the right across the right side theatre door.


Table - Turn left, forward and look close at far right table with 3 chairs. There's a cake that has 6 flat signs (b).

Cake counter - Turn around, forward and move to face the cake counter. Look at the cakes and see that Othello plate has a key on it. We can't get it yet.  Must be a really good torte to be cleaned out. Yum! Look at the note tapes on the glass cover. Question 22 - Which major key does Othello represent? Look in Scales and Keys book about major keys using flats. See that G flat major shows the 6 flat signs (b) similar to the cake note at the table at opposite end of the room.

Coffeemaker - Go behind the counter and play with the items there.  Read the note beside the bubbling coffeemakers. Question 24 - Which perfect interval is heard here? Click on whistle tops of the coffeemaker and listen to the tone. Read about perfect intervals from the Music Theory and then click the smiley face to hear the different intervals. The 2 tones made by octave are similar to the whistle tops sound.

Kitchen - Enter the door left of the coffeemaker. Turn right and look at the stove. Open the oven part and see a note under dried up pasta. Go forward and then left at middle shelves. Open the bottom drawer and take the #2 fuse. Turn right, forward and take the spoon from the colander at bottom right shelf. Go back to the dried up pasta in the oven. Use the spoon on pasta and read Question 21 - What's the name of the character in Fidelio who was left to starve in the dungeon? Under classical period at Music Examples, check Beethoven and read about Fidelio. The starving character is Florestan.

Exit the Cafe and check the door at the end of the corridor. It is locked. Go around the corridor to the opposite side of the theatre. Enter the Snack Bar.

Snack bar:     You can go behind the counter and break a bag of chips. There's a yellow balloon with a note in it. Use the safety pin to pop the balloon. Read Question 20 - Where did the father in law of the composer of the Flying Dutchman die? The Flying Dutchman was written by Richard Wagner. Check Music History and find out that he was married to the daughter of Franz Liszt. Franz Liszt died in Bayreuth, Germany.

Power Room at Lower floor:    Go down to the lower floor and enter the Power room. Place the #2 fuse on the Theater lighting panel. Pull up the handle and the light turns on. The theatre should be lit now.

Main Floor Opera hall:   

Go back to the main floor theatre and enter through the right side door across the cafe. Remember the ticket found by the mouse - Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz Row 8, Seat 9. Go to Row 8, and seat 9. Look down and click on chair cushion. Read Question 25 - What is that gadget called which sets the tempo with regular "click'? The metronome.

Go towards the middle theatre door. Before you go out turn right, forward and go to the corner. See a built in cabinet on the wall. Open the cabinet and read the tag on the extinguisher. Question 23 - Which instrument does this fire extinguisher sound like? Press the trigger of the fire extinguisher and hear a sound similar to a bass tuba.

Office:    Test time. Open the red book and type in the answer.

20. Bayreuth

21. Florestan

22. G flat

23. Tuba

24. Octave

25. Metronome

Click the blinking light on the monitor again and then click the fourth green light. It looks like the key on the Othello cake plate is now accessible at the Cafe. Turn off the monitor. Go back to the red book on the desk and see we need 8 questions. Let's go to the main floor Opera theatre door.

Fifth Set of Questions

Cafe:    Go to the cake counter and see that the lid is up. Take the key from Othello plate. It's time to go back to the upper floor hall. Go through the door to backstage at other side of the hall, left, up the stairs and then to the padlocked door where we got the rag beside the nitro container.

Top Floor backstage:    Use the Othello key on padlock. Click on sliding bar, pull back and click on door.

Enter and see the area behind and above the stage.  Go forward, left at elevator door and look close at panel on left of door. When did Ludwig van Beethoven die? Enter 1827 on the blue buttoned panel. Still nothing is happening. Turn right 2xs and see a note at top of the yellow stage backdrop. We have to find a way to get the backdrop lowered. Open the cabinet at the end of the hall and take the oilcan. Climb the steps to the top and see a flashing defect sign on the control panel of the elevator. Remember the elevator chart seen at the maintenance room cabinet.

Elevator puzzle - Go down to the 3 wheels in front of the elevator door. These wheels raise and lower the backdrop. Use oilcan on middle wheel that doesn't turn. Turn the middle wheel until the yellow backdrop is lowered enough to read the note. Which are the keys that overlap on the circle of fifth?  Or else the elevator will never go. The Scales and Keys book states that the F sharp and G flat major overlap and the D sharp and E flat minor overlap.

Go back up the ladder to the control panel. Press f#, gb on bottom row and d#, eb on top row. Then press the ON button. Hear the elevator move. Go down and go to the elevator. Enter 1827 on blue panel and hear the elevator rise. Enter the elevator.

Elevator:    Now we can go to the one place backstage we have not accessed yet. Turn around and press the 0 button -the main floor backstage.

Main floor backstage:    Open the main elevator door and then the other elevator door. Turn back to the elevator and look at the blue control panel. When was Frederic Chopin born? 1810. Upon entering the code, we hear the elevator come and we can access it if we need to.

Here's a summary of the codes for the elevator:

Floor Clue Code
Lower Floor Ravel's birth year 1875
Main Floor backstage Chopin's birth year 1810
Upper Floor backstage Fidelio's first performance 1805
Top Floor Backstage Beethoven's death year 1827

Canteen:    Enter the door right of the elevator.

Vending Machine - There's a vending machine loaded with snacks. There's a note at second slot from the top right. Insert the gold coin. Press button of the slot you want to open - the one with the note. Question 29 - The tempo should get faster now! (understood?!)  Look at Tempo book and find the answer as Accelerando. The gold coin gets returned and you can have another snack.

Cola machine - Look close at the Cola dispenser and read the note at coin slot - Choose the period in which bitonality was especially important. Check Music History and Impressionistic Music. Click on lowest yellow button, 1880 - 1910. Take the Listen to 8 cup.

Juke box - Turn around, forward and right to the jukebox. Read the note, Question 28 - Where did the composer of the correctly chosen piece live? Press #8 on the jukebox and listen to the music. Find the same music under Music Example, Debussy, and String Quartet in g-minor, Op.10, First Movement. Then look under Musical History and find out that Debussy lived and died in Paris.

Go to the door at the back of canteen and find it locked. Exit the room and turn left.

Piano:    Find a piano at the corner. Turn on the lamp and play. You're not a pianist, I gather! Turn around and go back to room at left of elevator.

Set Design Room:    Enter the room left of the elevator.

Clock - Turn around and open the clock. Pull down the right weight and then close the clock door. Click on little door on top and the cuckoo with the note appears. Question 30 - What is the title of the fifth movement of the symphony heard in the recording? Let's look for that recording then.

Tape recorder - Turn around from clock and look close at reel tape recorder. Press the double arrow pointing left to rewind the tape, press the square to stop and then press the single arrow pointing to the right to hear the music. Find the music under Music Example, Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique fifth movement. The description states that the fifth movement is Witches Sabbath.

Repair table - Turn right from tape recorder and zoom in on the table with a broken viola. Question 31 - Measure the distance on the viola between the bridge and the upper nut. Check the Instrumentation of the Orchestra, Viola (click on lower right pictures) and then the ruler icon on lower left. Find the upper nut and bridge on the picture. Then click on the upper nut, hold down the mouse and hold the blue line to the bridge to get a measurement - 14 inches.

Exit the room and turn right. Go to the spiral staircase and take the key. Go down and use the key to unlock the door to the lower floor.  Go back up, forward once and turn right.

Copier:    Look at the inserted paper. Insert the C coin at slot pointed at by arrow, press red button and get a note. Question 27 - What is the term for this kind of motif development? Check Melody and Form, Motif and find the answer to be Sequence.

 Turn left and go to the door at end of the hall. Unlock the door as a short cut to the theatre corridor. Don't go through the door. Turn right and climb the stairs and see the grill door leading to the upper floor backstage. Pull the lever on the left to unlock the door. Go back down.

Piano music:   Go back towards the area of the piano. Stop before you turn the corner with the spiral staircase in front of you. Listen to the piano being played. Listen well! Go forward and hear running footsteps. Go to the piano and see a note tacked to the lampshade. Turn on the lamp to get the note. Question 32 - What was the name of the wife of the composer whose music I'm practicing? The note burns after reading it. The music played was Of Foreign Places and People by Robert Schumann. His wife's name is Clara.

Turn right, forward and unlock the door to the corridor of the opera theatre proper. Do not go through the door but turn right and see the control panel.

Control Panel for stage lighting:   

Stage light - Since we already added the fuses, now we have to adjust the lighting to that noted in the letter in the mail slots at upper floor. The letter states that the light still works with 120/18 amps and the dimmer does not work. So adjust it to 120 volts (one notch left of 160) and 18 amps (two notches right of 12). Press the red lower button. Light comes on.

Note light - The switches are labeled Major Seventh. Read the Scales and Keys, major scale and see that if C is major then B will be the seventh. Flip C and the B switch up. Turn right and climb the stairs to the right.  Go to the top and then turn right and see an illuminated note tacked on the wall. Question 33 - Which rhythmic figure dominates Ravel's Bolero? Check Rhythm book and then read Triplets. Go down and the light on the note goes off.

Stage:    Enter the stage.

Lifting platform setup - Go forward to the brown prop double doors and then turn around. See a lifting platform setup to the right. Look close and see that more clues are needed to understand it. Turn around and go back to the brown prop doors. Go to the right of this prop door. Go forward, turn around and go forward close to this side of the prop doors. You will get an up cursor on top of the doors. Look up and see a paper that might be the clue to the lifting platform setup we just saw. We have to find a way to get to it.

Turn around and go to the sword and shield. Move the cursor on the grilled fence until it makes a doglegged right. Click and you will get a view of the side of the grilled fence. Take the key hanging on a nail.

Turn right, walk over to the mallet we saw that was missing at the maintenance room. Oops! Down we go to the jacked up platform and the villain's room. Move back and the jacked up floor goes back up. Go back up to the main floor backstage using the stairs at the end of the hall.

Upper floor Opera Hall private cubicle:    Go to the upper floor main theatre. Go around to the locked far room at the right side corridor. Use the key taken from the grilled wall at the stage. Enter and then turn to the left and see a chair that has a sewn up seat. Use the thread cutter on the sewn area. Read the note. Question 26 - What is the term for sound floor? Read Tempo, Dynamic, Expression. Dynamics define the intensity of the sound.

Office:     Time to answer some more questions.

26. Dynamics

27. Sequence

28. Paris

29. Accelerando

30. Witches Sabbath


32. Clara

33. Triplet

Click the blinking light on the monitor again and then click the fifth green light. It looks like the stage curtain is drawn. Turn off the monitor. Go back to the red book on the desk and read - My Compliments! Your knowledge is unbeatable! But you still haven't found the score, ha ha ha! Have fun looking! No more questions. Now, let's go to the stage.

End Game

Upper Floor Opera Hall:    Enter through the door and then through the red Opera Hall door. Turn left, forward, right to aisle, left to first row of seats and take the binoculars/opera glasses from the first chair. Move the sight to the note that we saw tacked on the upper window of the set. It is the clue for the lifting platform at the back of the stage set. Please enter the parallel keys with four sharps. Click on black area to put down the glasses.

Stage:    Go down to the main floor backstage and to the lifting platform wheel puzzle on the stage set. You can walk to the door going to backstage and then take the grilled stairs going down at end of the hall.

Lifting platform wheel puzzle - From the clue seen using the opera glasses - Please enter the parallel keys with four sharps. Check the Scales and Keys book, Parallel keys and then the Circle of fifth. See that E major has 4 sharps and the corresponding minor key is C#. Click on outer wheel to change it to E and then click at center to change it to C#.

Go to the main stage and then walk over to get the mallet without going to the lower floor.

Canteen:    Go to the Canteen and check the door at the end. It is now open.

Water Closet-Toilet - Turn around and take the flashlight hanging on a nail by the door. Now where do we go? Ah! One place we haven't checked - go to the power room at the lower floor close to the main stairs. From the canteen, take the spiral stairs at end of hall, walk down the hall and out to the Power room.

Power room:    Use the mallet on light colored brick on wall. A hole is made. Use flashlight and the cursor will have light. Enter, forward and turn dogleg to the right and see a chest on the floor. Open the chest and look inside the chest.

Notes, composers, etc... rise up from the deep black void.

Turn off the alarm clock. Look at the score. Watch the ending.

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