Tim Mead is praised for the warmth of his voice and the virtuosity and stylistic elegance of his singing. He was a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, before continuing his vocal studies at the Royal College of Music. Operatic highlights include Endimione (Cavalli, La Calisto) at Bayerische Staatsoper, the Voice of Apollo (Death in Venice) at English National Opera and De Nederlandse Opera, Angel 1/Boy in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Tolomeo (Julius Caesar) at English National Opera, Eustazio (Rinaldo) at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Ottone (The Coronation of Poppea/L’incoronazione de Poppea) at ENO and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Dijon and Den Norske Opera, title role in Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and title role in Orlando at Scottish Opera and Chicago Opera Theater.
On the concert platform, highlights include Messiah with the New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Le Concert d’Astrée, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, Accademia Bizantina and Concerto Köln, Bach Christmas Oratorio with Les Arts Florissants, Bach Magnificat with Le Concert d’Astrée and Bach St Matthew Passion with London Handel Festival and De Nederlandse Bachvereniging. Mead has worked with such leading conductors as Ivor Bolton, William Christie, Laurence Cummings, Christian Curnyn, Alan Curtis, Ottavio Dantone, Paul Goodwin, Emmanuelle Haïm, Vladimir Jurowski, Nicholas McGegan, Marc Minkowski and Masaaki Suzuki.