Anne Midgette
Anne Midgette
Critic

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.

Latest by Anne Midgette

From Beethoven to Bates: NSO’s watery program lacks flow at the start

From Beethoven to Bates: NSO’s watery program lacks flow at the start

Violinist Sergey Khachatryan beguiles audience, but not critic, in willful Beethoven

American opera star takes on “America’s answer to opera.”

Renée Fleming will try her hand at a Broadway musical — on Broadway.

For Renée Fleming’s last Met stand — or is it? — a new production focuses on the past’s lost innocence

Robert Carsen updates “Der Rosenkavalier,” Strauss’s embrace of Viennese nostalgia, to just before the start of World War I.

Inside the NSO’s grand return to Russia

Inside the NSO’s grand return to Russia

A look at the orchestra’s tour and the audiences it found there.