Tim Mead

Tim Mead is recognized as one of the finest countertenors of his generation. Highlights of the 2023/24 season include Ottone (Agrippina) at the Dutch National Opera and the title role in Giulio Cesare for the Bach Collegium Japan. On the concert platform, he performed the title role in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula with the English Concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields alongside prestigious engagements with ensembles including the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Netherlands Bach Society and Orchestra Classique de Montréal.

Other recent egagements include Hamor (Jephtha) at the Paris Opéra, Goffredo (Rinaldo) at Glyndebourne, Athamas (Semele) at the Opera Philadelphia, Bertarido (Rodelinda) at the Opéra de Lille and the English National Opera, and Ottone at Opera Vlaanderen, Ulisse in Sarro’s Achille in Sciro and Endimione in Cavalli’s La Calisto at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Apollo (Death in Venice) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Endimione at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at Glyndebourne, Opera Philadelphia and Bergen National Opera, the title role in Glass’s Akhnaten at Opera Vlaanderen, Boy/Angel in Benjamin’s Written on Skin at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, and Arsamene in Cavalli Xerse with Le Concert d’Astrée at Opéra de Lille, Theater an der Wien and Théâtre de Caen.

On the concert platform he regularly performs with the word’s most renowned ensembles and directors in all of Europe.

Tim Mead recently released his debut solo album Sacroprofano (Alpha Classics, 2023) to great critical acclaim, adding to an already substantial discography with other releases including Beauteous Softness with La Nuova Musica (Pentatone, 2023) and Purcell’s Songs and Dances with Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien (Alpha, 2018).

He read Music as a choral scholar at Cambridge King’s College before continuing his vocal studies at the Royal College of Music.

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