A retired child psychologist who operated a private clinical practice in New Jersey, Dr. Beth Grosshans now focuses on sharing her knowledge in child development and behavior as a writer and speaker. Apart from her work in these capacities, Dr. Beth Grosshans serves as a member of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s Advisory Board.
The New York Metropolitan Opera recently announced mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as the latest recipient of the $50,000 Beverly Sills Artist Award. For the past 12 years, the Met has given this award to a vocalist between 25 and 40 years old who has demonstrated superior ability while appearing in featured solo roles.
Barton first rose to prominence in 2007 when she won the Met’s National Council Auditions and made her first appearance with the opera in 2009 as part of the cast of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. In her most recent role, Barton portrayed Ježibaba in the winter 2017 production of Rusalka.