Since the beginning of her career, Beth Grosshans has juggled her work as a clinical psychologist and consultant in New Jersey. In addition, Beth Grosshans is focused on helping and supporting local organizations such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
The Metropolitan Opera recently presented Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin,” one of the most acclaimed contemporary operas of the 21st century. The opera premiered in Austria in 2000 during the Salzburg Festival. Such an event is celebrated because the Metropolitan Opera has been showing modernized operas lately and is now offering a contemporary opera written by a woman. It revolves around the life of a wealthy, historical figure who is tired of living an aristocratic life and falls in love with a girl he hasn’t met. According to reviews, the story also has a political resonance that touches on issues of nationality, cultural borders, and immigration in Austria. It is conducted by contemporary music specialist Susanna Malkki and directed by Robert Lepage, who was given a second chance after he declined directing the opera the first time it premiered in the festival.
Retired clinical psychologist Dr. Beth Grosshans operated a private practice in child psychology in New Jersey for over 25 years. In 2008 she published a parenting book, Beyond Time Out: From Chaos to Control, providing parents with effective methods for wresting control of the family back from their children. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Dr. Beth Grosshans is also an advisory board member of the New York Metropolitan Opera.
The New York Metropolitan Opera (Met) stages more than 200 live opera productions each season. However, since its inception in 1883, the Met has expanded its musical reach well beyond the walls of the opera house. The Met’s radio broadcast series recently entered its 85th year on the air. In 1977, the Met entered the television arena, producing a series of televised performances of La Boheme, watched by more than 4 million people from the comfort of their homes. Now, many complete Met performances are available on DVD.
The Met expanded to the big screen in 2006, debuting its live performance series, The Met: Live in HD, in movie theaters across the globe. The series currently reaches over 2,000 venues. Metropolitan Opera Radio (providing audio broadcasts of live and historical performances, commercial-free) and Met Opera on Demand (providing over 550 high-quality classic performances) make the music of the Met available via subscription-based services. During the opera season, the Met also offers access to free live performances on its website every week. To learn more about opportunities for free access to the Met’s live performances, visit the Met at http://www.metopera.org/
Experienced Psychologist Beth Grosshans Lectures on Child Development