WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 23, 2011. Dress rehearsal of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" featuring Catherine Naglestad as Cio-Cio-San 'Madame Butterfly', right, and Alexey Dolgov as Lieutenant Pinkerton, left, performed by the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center. (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post) (Astrid Riecken/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
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.