"A golden voice": Tim praised for Akhnaten title role at Opera Vlaanderen

Tim stars in a new production of Philip Glass Akhnaten at Opera Vlaanderen. With costumes designed by Walter Van Beirendonck, and sets and stage direction by Nigel Lowery, the production has received rave reviews. Tim, in particular, has been praised for his bold interpretation of the title role. Read the reviews below.


Akhnaten continues at Opera Vlaanderen in Ghent, with the final four performances on 4, 6, 8 and 10 March.


“… the excellent Tim Mead (who sings in baroque style) is exceptionally strong – that vocal range!”
Concert News, February 2015

“the counter-tenor who plays Akhnaten: Tim Mead. A very clever rendition, a man with a golden voice. Equipped with all the gestures, drama and expression… a menacing presence… is really the picture of the pharaoh. An absolute highlight.”
De Redactie, February 2015

“Countertenor Tim Mead took the title role. He did so with gusto. His key moment came in the fourth scene of the second act where he performed the hymn to the god Aton…original text of Akhenaten is the focal point of the whole history and the highlight of the opera. Mead did it justice.”
Opera Magazine, February 2015

“especially the Akhenaten of Tim Mead, who is a very worthy successor to Paul Esswood, the creator of the role in 1984, with a beautifully smooth voice”
Forum Opera, February 2015

“The British countertenor Tim Mead deserves special praise as Akhnaten ... 'Akhnaten' is visually and musically overwhelming.”
De Tijd, February 2015

"The Akhnaten of Tim Mead, a countertenor role (created by Paul Esswood), delighted”
Crescendo, February 2015

“The excellent ensemble of singers is dominated by Tim Mead as Akhnaten”
De Morgen, February 2015

“Akhnaten and Nefertiti come into the limelight: he (Tim Mead) strongly with a touch of sensuality…”
Trouw, February 2015

Credit: Ronald Stoops 

Credit: Ronald Stoops