Victoria Theatre - Of Painted Faces In Hanboks

Empress Place
South, Singapore
July 2014

Over the openhouse weekend, visitors were guided tours of the gorgeously renovated Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall and catch performances by a mix of arts groups including the T'ang Quartet, Bhaskar's Arts Academy, the Chinese Theatre Circle, Frontier Danceland and Teater Kami. The open house's packed slate of events includes a performance on the concert hall's Klais Organ by organist Margaret Chen.

Merlion Wayfarer was able to catch one of the charismatic performances at the Victoria Theatre.

Nam Hwa Opera

Nam Hwa Opera was established as a non-profit social organisation to promote Teochew art, music, dramas, operas, culture, as well as to provide a platform for members, who are opera enthusiasts to learn and perform.

Elaborate costumes and elegant poses...

A short excerpt showing the courtship ritual between a rich young man and a lady in a hanbok-like dress...
As one audience member exclaimed, "Is she from Korea?"