Theaters, concert halls and opera houses belong to the main building tasks of our times. Numerous cities as well as communities are adding stage buildings for performing arts to their cultural infrastructure and are renewing historical buildings. The acoustics and stage mechanisms are adjusted to modern requirements, while the standards of the in-house technology and the amenities for visitors are decidedly improved. Prestigious projects for various towns and states result in extraordinary buildings. These not only convince in terms of their interior design, but also make an impact on the cityscape as solitary structures. 60 outstanding projects from around the world are presented in this volume from the Masterpieces series.