Established in 1952, the China National Opera House (CNOH) and consists of an opera troupe, choir, symphony orchestra, stagecraft department and stagecraft plant. CNOH is home to prominent Chinese singers, performers, composers, conductors, directors, playwrights and stage designers.
Taijiro Iimori is one of Japan's most distinguished conductors, widely respected for his broad repertoire and particularly as a strong advocate of Wagner.
After receiving his musical training at the Toho Gakuen Junior College, Mr. Iimori made his opera debut with a production of Puccini's Suor Angelica by the Fujiwara Opera Company, thus beginning a career strongly associated to the world of lyric theatre. He went on to win prizes at the Dimitri Mitropoulos International Music Competition for Conductors, and at the First Herbert von Karajan International Conducting Competition.