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Peking opera to go with lunch

Published on Jul 31, 2014 5:53 PM
There is no extra charge to listen to Peking opera singers such as Tian Ping (above) at Imperial (Herbal) Restaurant in River View Hotel. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Peking opera songs were performed by professionals and amateurs over lunch at a Chinese restaurant here last Saturday.

The 230-seat Imperial (Herbal) Restaurant in River View Hotel was packed when popular Peking opera tunes were sang by China-born opera star Tian Ping, veteran singer Hor Chim Or, 95, and other members from the Tian Yun Peking Opera Society, accompanied by an eight-piece Chinese orchestra.

It was the third consecutive monthly performance held there since May.

The overwhelming response had prompted the restaurant to make it a regular event to promote the 300-year-old traditional art form here.

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Where: Imperial (Herbal) Restaurant, Level 2, River View Hotel, 382 Havelock Road

When: One Saturday in September, date to be confirmed

Info: Call 63370491/63360611 for details