There are non-opera pieces on this CD, but since Endeavour Morse is an opera fanatic, it includes some very listenable operatic excerpts. This show is a favorite of mine, so I come to this CD through the experience of appreciating the opera pieces that are used on the show. I am not sure if I will become an opera fanatic myself, but if you love the series, you will love the CD. I am also glad to find out the names of the pieces that I particularly appreciate, since I would have trouble identifying them otherwise. It's music appreciation that goes down smoothly, like a pint from an Oxford pub!