Maine’s Hogfish Unveils 2023 Season

By David Salazar

Maine’s Hogfish has unveiled its 2023 program slate.

The company will showcase “Harmonies of diversity” which includes new works by women of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and French-Canadians. The showcase will star such artists as Matthew Anchel, Aj Paramo,

Performance Dates: July 7, 2023

“Latinx Perspectives” will feature Rachel Hurtado Dunbar, Amelia Rose Estrada, Gabriel Hernandez, and Cynthia López-Pérez.

Performance Dates: July 9, 2023

Next up is “Songs of Healing and Connection.” Performers include Melissa Bonetta, Maria Break, Adrian Kramer, and Bryan Murray.

Performance Dates: July 12, 2023

The company will preview its 2024 flagship production of “Queen Marinette.” The new opera tells the story of a 19th-century businesswoman with Ojibwe, French, and Menominee heritage. The opera is composed by Laughing Fox and Evan Premo. It features a libretto by Edwin Cahill and performances by Matt Cahill, Audrey Luna, and the Palaver Strings ensemble.

Performance Dates: July 15, 2023

The main flagship production will be “CarmXn.”

This new exploration of the iconic opera will star a racially diverse and gender non-conforming cast that includes Matthew Anchel as Escamillo, Melissa Bonetta as CarmXn, Maria Brea as Michaela, and Aidan Cramer as Don José. Other performers include Bryan Murray, Gabriel Hernández, Rachel Hurtado Dunbar, Aj Paramo, Maria Mazorra, Amelia Rose Estrada, and Cynthia López-Pérez. Matt Cahill and Edwin Cahill direct the production. Monica Chung conducts the production.

Performance Dates: July 26 & 28, 2023