Monday, April 11, 2016

New York Metropolitan Opera Celebrates Opening of 2016 and 2017 Season

As a clinical child psychologist for more than 25 years, Dr. Beth Grosshans worked at her own private practice until 2011, when she took a leave of absence to travel and pursue other interests. Splitting her time between Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Manhattan, New York, Dr. Beth Grosshans sits on the advisory board at the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera, also known as the Met, stages more than 200 opera performances conducted before more than 80,000 people on-site annually. In addition, millions more individuals experience the Met through new media distributions, including televised productions, DVDs, and satellite radio.

To commemorate the beginning of the 2016 and 2017 season, the Met will offer a gala premiere of its production “Tristan und Isolde” on September 26, 2016. This new production comes from Mariusz Trelinski, who took part in last season’s double bill of “Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle.” The cast features Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skeleton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangane, and Rene Pape as King Marke. The production, which is slated to run from September 26 through October 27, also features Sir Simon Rattle as conductor in one of his rare Met appearances.