'Written on Skin' triumphs in New York debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival

George Benjamin's opera 'Written on Skin' has enjoyed much success and widespread acclaim in it's debut in New York at the Mostly Mozart Festival. Tim reprised his role as the Boy/Angel 1 in Katie Mitchell's stunning production, having previously enjoyed great success with his performance of the work in Toulouse and Lisbon. Read some of the glowing reviews below.

"The countertenor Tim Mead sings the Boy and looks the part. With his melting, pure sound, he shapes expressive phrases beautifully."
New York Times, August 2015

"British countertenor Mead... a wonder in the making."
WQXR, August 2015

"Tim Mead's stunningly pure, otherwordly countertenor in the role of the Boy..."
Wall Street Journal, August 2015

"Countertenor Tim Mead, new to the role of the Boy, was no less assured, his full, colorful voice sounding even more finely tailored for the part."
New York Classical Review, August 2015

"Tim Mead brings a more focused sound to the role than Bejun Mehta... he reacts more sensually to Agnès. His confusion, his obsessions and his tragic end are the stuff of tragedy."
Bachtrack, August 2015

“Countertenor Tim Mead brought a youthful energy and an otherworldly head voice to this not-quite-human part, an Adonis who ultimately becomes a blood sacrifice. After his murder, the singer retreated to the upper level of the splitset and returned to angelic form.”
Paperblog, August 2015

“Tim Mead, a countertenor, sings the Boy as an insinuating creature, soft-spoken and deceptively passive, his voice devilishly honeyed and high.”
Vulture, August 2015

“His voice is so clean and straight-toned as to seem hardly human, and his presence is attractive ...”
Observer, August 2015

Photo: Richard Termine

Photo: Richard Termine