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Portrait of a Chinese opera lover


Wei Tian (left) and Yap Ting performing an excerpt from the Chinese classic tale, Butterfly Lovers, at the Cheah Kongsi in George Town, Penang. — Photos: JEREMY TAN/The Star

Wei Tian (left) and Yap Ting performing an excerpt from the Chinese classic tale, Butterfly Lovers, at the Cheah Kongsi in George Town, Penang. — Photos: JEREMY TAN/The Star

CLASSIC Teochew Opera stories came to life in Penang through the sterling performance of Tan Wei Tian — a relative veteran despite being only 15.

Clad in full regalia, the Singaporean teenager first played off 16-year-old co-star Yap Ting in an excerpt from the love tale, The Butterfly Lovers.

   

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