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.
A graduate of Ohio State University, Dr. Beth Grosshans worked as a clinical child psychologist for more than 25 years. Today, Dr. Beth Grosshans serves as an advisory board member of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera.
Since Peter Gelb took over operations as general manager of the Metropolitan Opera in 2006, the organization has made serious strides toward expanding its international impact while increasing the annual number of new productions. Both of these initiatives can be appreciated through the Met’s Live in HD series, which allows for high-definition (HD) broadcasts of opera performances at movie theaters all over the world.
Upcoming Live in HD performances include Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde on Saturday, October 8, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni on Saturday, October 22. To learn more about these and other productions, visit http://www.metopera.org. The website also provides information on encore screenings of past performances like Richard Strauss’s Elektra.
A retired clinical child psychologist, Beth Grosshans, PhD, authored parenting book Beyond Time Out, which covers the culture of child-centric parenting and provides techniques for dealing with unruly children. Outside of her professional pursuits, Beth Grosshans, PhD, enjoys the opera and is an advisory board member for the New York Metropolitan Opera (the Met).
The Met was founded in 1883 by wealthy society members who wanted a theater of their own. Today, it features two dozen operas and more than 200 performances each theater season. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in-house, while millions more take advantage of the Met’s online library.
An upcoming special event, Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut Gala Premiere, is scheduled for February 12, 2016. The opera’s opening performance occurs at 8 p.m., after a cocktail reception and a black-tie dinner. Led by principal conductor Fabio Luisi, soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann star in director Richard Eyre’s new production of the original love story, which is scheduled to run from February 12 through March 11.