Anne Midgette

Classical music critic/The Classical BeatWashington, D.C.


The 10-part show is mildly engaging but bears no relation to its source, or the classical music world.

  • Dec 22, 2014

WNO presents Rachel Portman’s 2003 opus as its third annual holiday opera.

  • Dec 21, 2014

The acclaimed thespian turns in a credible — and moving — musical performance in “Into the Woods.”

  • Dec 19, 2014

Anne Midgette and Nelson Pressley offer their opinions about what works in the genre and what doesn’t.

  • Dec 19, 2014

Nicolas McGegan and a solid quartet of soloists offer “Messiah’s” human face at the NSO.

  • Dec 18, 2014

The baritone John Brancy’s thematic program for Vocal Arts DC was a refreshing take on the recital debut.

  • Dec 11, 2014

Library of Congress’s Fine festival ends with a packed program by the choir of Clare College, Cambridge

  • Dec 7, 2014

After “Little Dancer,” some concluding thoughts on depicting the visual arts on stage -- and on the amplification of Broadway. (Classical music: we’re doing it wrong.)

  • Dec 3, 2014

The Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir gives a label a chance to update with the times.

  • Nov 28, 2014

The company’s American Opera Initiative is getting slicker, as its three latest offerings showed Friday night.

  • Nov 23, 2014
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