Russian premiere of Farhang Huseynov's 'Daikokuya Kōdayū' opera
Russian premiere of "Daikokuya Kōdayū" opera by Azerbaijani composer Farhang Huseynov, which was created at the request of Japanese opera singer Eiko Aoki, was held at the Moscow International House of Music. Daikokuya Kōdayū was a Japanese castaway who spent eleven years in Russia. His ship landed at Amchitka, in the Aleutian Islands. The crew managed to travel to the Russian mainland and Catherine the Great allowed them to go back to Japan.