Tim Mead, countertenor

The New York Philharmonic

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Tim Mead

Countertenor Tim Mead’s 2015–16 season highlights include Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Glyndebourne; Arsamene in Cavalli’s Xerse with Le Concert d’Astrée at Opéra de Lille, Theater an der Wien, and Theatre de Caen; the leading role in Theater Basel’s Melancholia program; and Bach’s Mass in B minor with Les Arts Florissants. Past concert highlights include Angel 1/Boy in the U.S. Premiere of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at Lincoln Center and on tour with Mahler Chamber Orchestra and appearances with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Le Concert d’Astrée, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, Le Concert d’Astree, De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, English Concert, and Akademie für Alte Musik. He has worked with such leading conductors as Alan Gilbert, Ivor Bolton, William Christie, Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn, Alan Curtis, Ottavio Dantone, Emmanuelle Haïm, Vladimir Jurowski, Nicholas McGegan, Marc Minkowski, and Masaaki Suzuki. Mr. Mead’s operatic highlights include Theo Loevendie’s Spinoza at Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, the title role in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten at Opera Vlaanderen, the title role in Handel’s Riccardo Primo at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Endimione in Cavalli’s La calisto at Bavarian Staatsoper, Apollo in Britten’s Death in Venice at English National Opera and De Nederlandse Opera, the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne, and Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur for the Royal Opera House. Tim Mead’s discography includes Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Mass in B minor, Handel’s Messiah, Saul, Solomon, Israel in Egypt, The Triumph of Time and Truth, Admeto, Flavio, Riccardo Primo, and Rinaldo and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea.

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