Handel's Theodora has long been one of Tim's favourite works, with Handel lavishing some of his most beautiful music on the character of Didymus. So there was no better way to see in the New Year than with a performance of the oratorio with the RIAS Kammerchor and Akademie für Alte Musik under Justin Doyle at a sold out Berlin Philharmonie. The performance was greeted with many ovations in the hall and these words for Tim's performance in the press:
"Countertenor Tim Mead delighted in the role of the Roman Didymus, with a wonderfully balanced voice and a psychologically convincing, gentlemanlike compassion for and with Theodora…"
"With his brilliant timbre, the countertenor Tim Mead gives the arias of Didymus the highest intensity."
"Tim Mead as Didymus has an alto that brings you to your knees."
This concert marks the start of a busy January for Tim, in which he will perform Handel's Semele with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and give recitals at the Valetta International Baroque Festival, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for Les Grandes Voix and the Wigmore Hall.