Legend Opera II — B.Box of Brother and Sister II (B.Box 兄妹串戲II — 那一年，我們都挨打) is another production in Contemporary Legend Theater’s (當代傳奇劇場) Legenary Classic Drama Series. This daring mix of Beijing opera and contemporary slapstick aims to show that operatic skills are as pertinent to making good contemporary theater as entertaining as it ever was.
■ Saturday at 2:30pm; Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm
■ 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 Prince of Night (夜王子) is a gezai opera by the Chun Mei Taiwanese Opera Troupe (春美歌劇團) that is produced by and starring Kuo Chun-mei (郭春美), the company’s founder.
■ Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25 Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路三段25號)
■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artstictet.com.tw
The Stage (舞│台) by Sun-Shier Dance Theatre (三十舞蹈劇場) is a fusion of contemporary dance and multimedia that explores the relationship between life and theater in a production created in response to the death of the iconic choreographer Pina Bausch.
■ Today at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 2:30pm
■ Tsoying Boy’s High School dance theater (高雄左營高中舞蹈班劇場), 55 Haikung Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市左營區海公路55號)
■ Tickets are NT$300; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artstictet.com.tw
2012 Collecting Button: New Choreographer (2012鈕扣 New Choreographer 計劃) is a showcase of young local choreographers who have been cutting their teeth in foreign companies and are back home to show what they have learned.
■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm; tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Eslite Bookstore Xinyi Branch Performance Hall (誠品信義店展演廳), 6F, 11 Songgao Rd, Taipei City (台北市松高路11號6樓)
■ Tickets are NT$650; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artstictet.com.tw
The National Symphony Orchestra opens its fall season with violinist Sergey Khachatryan, a first-prize winner at the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition and past collaborator with the Berlin Philharmonic and London Symphony orchestra. The program, titled “Oh Romeo,” includes Ligeti’s Concert Romanesc and Sergey Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. The orchestra will be led by conductor Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉).
■ Tonight at 7:30pm
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Classical/crossover pop singer Katherine Jenkins will perform with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall on Saturday and Kaohsiung Cultural Center’s Chih-teh Hall on Sunday. Anthony Inglis will serve as conductor and the program is a mixture of pop and opera pieces, including Adagio, La Vie en Rose and Amazing Grace.
■ Tomorrow, 7:30pm at the National Concert Hall, Taipei City and Sunday at 7:30pm, at Kaohsiung Cultural Center’s Chihteh Hall (高雄市文化中心至德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市五福一路67號)
■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight the venue features Hong Kong Mando-pop singer Sandy Lam (林憶蓮). No other shows are scheduled this coming week until Wednesday, which is a concert by emo-punks Pa Pang (怕胖團) and Random (隨性樂團).