Legend Opera II: Kuan Yu, the Military Saint (武聖關公), a production in the Contemporary Legend Theater’s (當代傳奇劇場) Legenary Classic Drama Series. This production features tales from the Three Kingdoms (三國) saga and focuses on the character of Kuan Yu (關羽), a historical figure who was deified as the Taoist god of war and righteousness. Starring Contemporary Legend’s founder Wu Hsing-kuo (吳興國) in the title role. Another production in the series to run contemporaneously is New Havoc in the Dragon Palace (新鬧龍宮), which opens Sept. 19
■ Today (sold out) and tomorrow at 7:30pm; performances that still have tickets available include Nov. 10 at 2:30pm and Dec. 14 at 7:30pm (Kuan Yu, the Military Saint); Sept. 19 at 7:30pm (New Havoc in the Dragon Palace), with performances running through to Dec. 15
■ Auditorium of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, 21 Zhongshan S Rd, Taipei City (台北市中山南路21號)
■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$1,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The Sorceress Bride (花嫁巫娘), a production by the Taiwan Bangzi Opera Company (台灣豫劇團) starring Henan opera diva Wang Hai-ling (王海玲) together with Beijing opera star Tsao Fu-yung (曹復永).
■ Tomorrow 7:30pm
■ Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall (台南市立文化中心演藝廳), 332, Jhonghua E Rd Sec 3, Greater Tainan (台南市中華東路三段332號)
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$800; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Grand Auntie Liu (劉姥姥), a production of Henan opera by performers from China and Taiwan, based on a story taken from the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber.
■ Wednesday at 7:30pm
■ Northern Miaoli Art Center (苗北藝文中心演藝廳), 206 Gongyuan Rd, Jhunan Township, Miaoli County (苗栗縣竹南鎮公園路206號)
■ Tickets are NT$100; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Panta Rhei V, is a part of the 2012 Summer Move — Interdisciplinary Spectrum (舞上癮) series being hosted by the Taipei Artists Village (台北國際藝術村). Performed by VestaAndPage, a collaboration of German and Italian artists, their aim is to input “visceral and mythical reflections on death and rebirth into the narrative of urban regeneration.”
■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Barry Room, Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村百里廳), 7 Beiping E Rd, Taipei City (台北市北平東路7號),
■ Tickets are NT$200; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Conductor Hubert Soudant will lead the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and first violinist Hu Nai-yuan (胡乃元) through a program that includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, (Op.55) and Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 53.
■ Saturday at 2:30pm
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Russian pianist Konstantin Scherbakov, who won the first ever edition of the Rachmaninoff Competition in 1983, performs an afternoon and evening recital of mostly Beethoven sonatas at the National Concert Hall. The afternoon program includes Piano Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1, Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10 No. 2, while the evening show features a performance of Piano Sonata, No. 28, in A Major, Op. 101 and Liszt’s solo arrangement of Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68.
■ Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm