In many cities the opera house stands as a monumet to qualities of art and music that have endured to represent the culture that has been a part of that area for centuries. Many great opera houses exist, but these five have special stories that affect the lives of the houses and the lives of all who experience opera there.

Name: Betty Morris

Primary Audience: Students in all college music classes.
Secondary Audience: Any adult interested in music, history, languages, foreign cultures, etc
Learning objecives: Introduce the viewer to a socio-economic environment which affects the performance of music.

Clockwise from top:
Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppi Verdi. Richard Wagner

Three pillars of operatic composition whose works fill the seasons of the great opera houses.