Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Patrons' Benefits at the New York Metropolitan Opera

A clinical psychologist and consultant on child behavior, Dr. Beth Grosshans served in a private practice in New Jersey. Now retired, Dr. Beth Grosshans is currently on the board of advisers of the New York Metropolitan Opera, better known as the Met. Founded in 1883, the Met has featured performances by the world's leading singers and orchestras.

For those who want to join, the Met offers several membership options, but for serious opera aficionados, the Patron level of support can be attractive. This degree of financial commitment, which ranges from $2,500 to $20,000, brings with it significant benefits, including:

- First choice of tickets and seating.
- Access to exclusive amenities such as the Belmont Room, the Patron Lounge, and a complimentary coat check.
- Admission to Young Artist Recitals.
- Attendance at certain rehearsals and a free backstage tour.
- Participation in the National Patron Weekend for members outside New York, and
- Presentations on stage management and improvements to the Met stage, as well as conversations with individual orchestra members and discussions of operas new to the Met.