Tim Mead
Countertenor

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Tim Mead studied at King’s College, Cambridge and the Royal College of Music in London. Over the last few seasons he has performed the roles of Bertarido (Rodelinda) at the English National Opera, Oberon (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at the Glyndebourne Festival and the Bergen Opera (Norway), the title role in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten and Ottone in Agrippina at the Flanders Opera, Boy / Angel (Written on Skin by George Benjamin) at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lincoln Center, the Aix Festival and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the lead role in Melancholia presented in Basle and the Holland Festival, the title role in Riccardo Primo at the Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Louis, Arsamene (Cavalli’s Xerse) with the Concert d’Astrée at the Lille Opera, the Theater an der Wien and the Théâtre de Caen, Goffredo and Eustazio (Rinaldo) and the title role in Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne, Endimione (La Calisto) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Voice of Apollo (Death in Venice) at the English National Opera and the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Tolomeo (Giulio Cesare) at the English National Opera and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Ottone (L’Incoronazione di Poppea) at the English National Opera, the Lyon Opera and the Lille Opera, the title role of Orlando at the Scottish Opera and the Chicago Opera Center, Clearte (Niobe) and the world premiere production of Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, and Orphée (Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice) in concert with the Akademie für Alte Musik.
Tim Mead has performed in concert with Harry Bicket and The English Concert, The Handel and Haydn Society, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Gabrieli Consort, the Concert d’Astrée, the Accademia Bizantina, the Concerto Köln, and Les Arts Florissants. Last season, he took part in a concert devoted to Monteverdi and Pergolesi at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for Les Grandes Voix and he has given recitals at Wigmore Hall in London and the Sainte Chapelle in Paris. This season, he will be performing a programme of Vivaldi with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with The Academy of Ancient Music and St John’s Passion at the BBC Proms. 

Tim Mead is making his Paris Opera debut.

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