Anne Midgette

Classical BeatWashington, D.C.


America’s new Wagner sweetheart changes gears with ‘Florencia’ at the Washington National Opera.

  • Sep 12, 2014

Tenor Stephen Costello couldn’t go on, so duo evening became solo turn for soprano Ailyn Pérez, his wife.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Magical, mystical stories abound, and several of them will materialize on Washington stages this season.

  • Sep 5, 2014

Deborah Rutter, who has a background in classical music, will take over as the center’s president.

  • Aug 29, 2014

Wynton Marsalis’s 2-week academy for high-schoolers is set to begin at Lorin Maazel’s estate in July 2015.

  • Aug 18, 2014

The applause was warmly enthusiastic, and one could have even imagined overtones of relief.

  • Aug 10, 2014

Summer opera festival’s position is secure enough that it doesn’t have to play it safe.

  • Aug 9, 2014

The lot of Francesca and Paolo, her lover/brother-in-law: Eternal damnation and inspiration.

  • Aug 2, 2014

Just before the deadline he imposed for a lockout of his union members, the Met’s Peter Gelb agrees to extend its contract negotiations by another 72 hours

  • Aug 1, 2014

New work by Pulitzer winner John Luther Adams offers music-video aesthetic and appeal.

  • Jul 27, 2014
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