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Piper's Opera House Virginia City Nevada.
The interior of Piper's Opera House is noted for its unusual architectural design with suspended balcony, rake (sloping) stage and spring dance floor. Here the most famous performers appeared in the bonanza days Adah Isaacs Menken, Mme Helen Modesta, Edwin Booth, Buffalo Bill Coody, Maude Adams, Lillie Langtry, Emma Nevada, the Georgie Minstrels, and many others. David Belaco was stage manager in the early days.