Holding a PhD in clinical child psychology from The Ohio State University, Beth Grosshans operated a New Jersey-based private practice for 15 years prior to retiring to focus on research and writing. In retirement, Beth Grosshans stays busy by serving on the advisory board of the New York Metropolitan Opera.
The Met's 2017-18 season includes 26 stage productions, including Hansel and Gretel, which is slated for seven performances between December 18 and January 6. Based on the popular Brothers Grimm tale, German composer Engelbert Humperdinck was the first to adapt the story for the stage as an opera production. It was also Humperdinck's first complete opera and, to this day, remains the most significant work of his career.
While opera version of the story acknowledges many of the dark aspects included in the Brothers Grimm tale, it presents them within the constructs of grace and humor. This year's Met production of Hansel and Gretel is being produced by Richard Jones and conducted by Donald Runnicles. Tara Erraught and Lisette Oropesa will play the roles of Hansel and Gretel respectively for six of the seven performances, while Ingeborg Gillebo and Maureen McKay will do so for the December 28 production.
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/
Dr. Beth Grosshans practiced as a child psychologist in New Jersey for more than 25 years and wrote the book Beyond Time Out: From Chaos to Calm. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Beth Grosshans sits on the advisory board at the New York Metropolitan Opera.
Through the end of the current season, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the New York Metropolitan Opera House free of charge each morning during the week. The free visit promotion will run through the end of the 2016-2017 season, which concludes in May.
While visiting the opera house, visitors are permitted to tour all of its rooms, as well as the balcony area, which allows for a scenic overlook of Lincoln Center Plaza. Attendees also are allowed to take personal photography in all areas of the opera house that are open to the public. Additionally, they have access to daily rehearsals happening on the stage through closed-circuit television.
For more information about free weekday visits or the current opera season, visit www.metopera.org.
Before retiring from practice, Dr. Beth Grosshans, a clinical psychologist and author of Beyond Time-Out: From Chaos to Calm, treated children and families at her private office in Flemington, New Jersey. Today, Dr. Beth Grosshans continues to write and speak on various topics and serves on the board of directors for the Metropolitan Opera.
Opera fans around the world can now watch their favorite performances any time without leaving their homes via the Metropolitan Opera’s subscription streaming service, Met Opera on Demand. Featuring more than 550 full-length performances, including historic telecasts and recent live HD transmissions, Met Opera on Demand offers opera lovers thousands of hours of viewing and listening pleasure.
Met Opera on Demand recently expanded its services through a partnership with Roku, a pioneer in the streaming services industry. Now, Met Opera on Demand subscribers can access the service through their Android, Roku, Samsung TV, or Apple device for $14.99 a month. More information can be found at www.metopera.org/season/on-demand.
Experienced Psychologist Beth Grosshans Lectures on Child Development