Anne Midgette

Classical music criticWashington, D.C.


As Joyce DiDonato prepares to sing the National Anthem at Game 7 of the World Series tonight, some more thoughts on classical music in the sports arena.

  • Oct 29, 2014

Marin Alsop leads a program of “Rapture” (Rouse); “Ecstasy” (Scriabin); and Strauss.

  • Oct 27, 2014

A mezzo-soprano shows that the new school of American singing can produce first-rate artists.

  • Oct 26, 2014

A roundup of reviews of the Metropolitan Opera’s “Death of Klinghoffer,” including Anne Midgette’s revised version.

  • Oct 22, 2014

The show has been lambasted as anti-Semitic, but most of the drama is offstage.

  • Oct 21, 2014

Music theater works based on art often founder on literalism. Will “Little Dancer” be the same?

  • Oct 18, 2014

The production shows that, yes, opera singers can do musicals — at the risk of cannibalizing the audience.

  • Oct 12, 2014

My review of the NSO’s current program, with additional thoughts about the visual drama of some big works

  • Oct 10, 2014

The orchestra at times sounded mushy and inexact, leaving the impression of a workmanlike evening.

  • Oct 10, 2014

Three dance companies, in three different styles, joined singers for “Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour.”

  • Oct 7, 2014
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