Perelman Performing Arts Center Announces Inaugural 2023-24 Season

By David Salazar

The Perelman Performing Arts Center in New York City has announced its inaugural season. Here is a breakdown of all the classical vocal performances on offer.


First up is “Watch Night” by Tamar-kali and Marc Bamuthi Joseph. The multidisciplinary work is co-conceived by Bill T. Jones, who will direct and choreograph the production. The opera is described as such: “Not long ago. And not far from now. In the aftermath of unspeakable tragedy, an opportunistic reporter visits a sacred space defiled by American violence, in search of a story ready made for Hollywood—only to find that history repeats itself too soon, and too close to home.”

Performance Dates: Nov. 3 – 18, 2023 

Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang’s “An American Soldier” will come to New York in a production by Chay Yew. Carolyn Kuan conducts. This production is presented in collaboration with Boston Lyric Opera.

Performance Dates: May 12 – 19, 2024


Famed countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo will headline “Circle Songs: A Holiday concert.” alongside The Knights. Zack Winkour directs the performance.

Performance Dates: Dec. 20, 2023 

Audiences will also get to check out “Number Our Days: a Photographic Oratorio,” featuring music by Luna Pearl Woolf. The work features a libretto by David Van Taylor and will bek conducted by Kanma Gupta. Ty Defoe directs. The show will be co-produced by Trinity Church Wall Street.

Performance Dates: April 12 -14, 2024