Anne Midgette

Classical BeatWashington, D.C.

The latest from Anne

Tech writer David Pogue is going onstage with Google Glass to give the opera audience a new perspective.

  • Jul 19, 2014

Washington’s military bands offer functional music but have the same challenges as civilian counterparts.

  • Jul 19, 2014

  • Jul 18, 2014

The conductor who was a child prodigy went on to a brilliant career and founded a notable N. Va. festival.

  • Jul 13, 2014

APPRECIATION | Musical titan ruled at the podium with a cool, penetrating technical brilliance.

  • Jul 13, 2014

An addendum to Sunday’s Washington Post story about bass-baritone Eric Owens, mentorship, and philanthropy: more excerpts from his interview with Anne Midgette.

  • Jul 11, 2014

Bass-baritone Eric Owens explores new roles on and off the stage, teaching, advising and conducting.

  • Jul 11, 2014

Wolf Trap Opera, Castleton Festival aim to show cream of the crop with “Giulio Cesare,” “Madama Butterfly.”

  • Jun 29, 2014

The Opera Theatre of St. Louis marshals resources, keeps loyal audience, offers strong season.

  • Jun 28, 2014

A review of “27,” Ricky Ian Gordon’s new work at the Opera Theater of St. Louis

  • Jun 18, 2014

One-hour docu-opera from WNO’s American Opera Initiative tells true story in more than serviceable music.

  • Jun 15, 2014

The NSO season’s final program opened with a capella vocal motets that led into a singing performance.

  • Jun 12, 2014

The Washington Chorus and Choral Arts Society formed a mega-chorus for “Made in America” at the KenCen.

  • Jun 12, 2014

  • Jun 11, 2014

Lorin Maazel, recuperating from an illness allegedly brought on by exhaustion, prepares for the 2014 Castleton Festival - but resigns the music directorship of the Munich Philharmonic.

  • Jun 11, 2014

Thursday night the orchestra honors the six musicians and a librarian, who represent monumental experience.

  • Jun 11, 2014

Urban Arias, a contemporary opera specialist, offers a double bill that is at once timeless and anachronistic.

  • Jun 8, 2014

Male critics called out a Glyndebourne singer for her weight: sexism, but worse, lazy thinking.

  • Jun 6, 2014

Director’s intensity at the podium was on display in the next-to-last subscription concert of the season.

  • Jun 5, 2014

The 80-year-old conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos announces that he is suffering from cancer and retiring from the podium.

  • Jun 5, 2014
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About Anne

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat, which she thinks you really should be reading.