Tim "outstanding" in Melancholia

Melancholia, a new music, theatre and dance creation from directors Sebastian Nübling and Iwes Thuwis, has opened to much acclaim at the Theater Basel. The piece places the energetic movement of an ensemble from the Junges Theater Basel alongside the stillness of songs by baroque masters including Dowland and Monteverdi, directed from the harpsichord by Andrea Marcon. Tim has created the central character of a man stuck in a moment of contemplation, through which the audience experiences his various preoccupations and those of the younger people who occupy the world around him.

Tim has been widely praised for his contribution to the work:

"The guest countertenor Tim Mead sings outstandingly with his heartfelt, highly dynamic voice."
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, May 2016

"The countertenor Tim Mead sings heartbreakingly beautifully"
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, May 2016

"With the musicians of the Basel Baroque Orchestra La Cetra and a sextet of vocalists featuring the most outstanding countertenor Tim Mead."
Badische Zeitung, May 2016

"The outstanding countertenor Tim Mead (who also playfully creates a wonderful figure)..."
Tages Woche, May 2016

"the exquisite countertenor Tim Mead ..."
Kultur Joker, May 2016

Performances run at the Theater Basel until 24 June and tours to the Holland Festival in Amsterdam for performances on 14 and 15 June.

Photo: Sandra Then

Photo: Sandra Then