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.
Experienced Psychologist Beth Grosshans Lectures on Child Development