Opera Gala in Tokyo
Douglas Bostock stood in at the last moment for the indisposed Maestro Taijiro Iimori at two Gala Concerts of the New National Theatre Opera Studio in Tokyo's Opera Palace on 16th and 17th September. Guests from Las Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Bavarian State Opera joined their Japanese colleagues, the Geidai Philharmonia and a special chorus for the occasion. The concerts were deemed a triumphant success.
Sadly, the Japanese composer, Isao Matsushita, a dear and long-standing friend of Douglas Bostock's, died suddenly and unexpectedly in Tokyo on 16th September.