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

“Firebird” at Wolf Trap proves long on statement, short on puppets

“Firebird” at Wolf Trap proves long on statement, short on puppets

An overambitious reimagining of Stravinsky’s ballet is only partly successful.

A musical whose time has gone: Three Post critics take on ‘Phantom’

A musical whose time has gone: Three Post critics take on ‘Phantom’

The new tour now at the Kennedy Center is an exuberant memorial to the decline of taste.

Tastes change, but backstage behavior is as bad as ever

Tastes change, but backstage behavior is as bad as ever

An enchanting rarity at Wolf Trap, “L’Opera Seria” spoofs the art form, and is very funny.

Changing how audiences see and hear opera

Changing how audiences see and hear opera

Company directors discuss the lasting effects of the Met’s broadcasts.