Tim's "sublime" Endimione debuts at the Teatro Real

Tim recently made his debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid in David Alden’s classic production of Cavalli’s La Calisto. This run, conducted by the theatre’s music director Ivor Bolton, marks Tim’s 4th appearance in the production, having previously taken the role at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. The performances have been enthusiastically received by the Madrid audiences, with critics generous in their praise for Tim’s stargazing shepherd.

“At the top should be placed Tim Mead and Monica Bacelli… [he] left an unbeatable impression in George Benjamin's Written on Skin and has now raised the level even further with a physical and vocally ideal Endimione: it is difficult to imagine a more convincing incarnation or a better interpretation of the superb music that Cavalli trusts to the character.”
El Pais

“Tim Mead as Endimione left me stunned. The beauty of the voice of this countertenor took one of the ovations of the night. The whole cast works perfectly.”
En Platea

“The lunar shepherd - sublime interpretation of Tim Mead - surpasses all other incarnations. A sonorous and beautifully projected voice that does full justice to one of the most beautiful Cavalli roles”
Classique News

“The countertenor Tim Mead in the role of Endimione, another mortal, in love with Diana, is perhaps the most credible and emotional character, with a great vocal quality amplified by the beautiful arias of Cavalli.”
El Espanol

"The English countertenor Tim Mead, in the role of Endymion… the most applauded of the night.”
El Imparcial

"Tim Mead, who gives Endimione a tender humanity. Remarkable in his "Cor mio, che vuoi tu?” “

“The countertenor stood out from his first aria for the sweetness of his voice, the delicacy with which he undertook the mesa di voce and his great fiato.”

“In the men, however, the young British countertenor Tim Mead as Endymion was most exciting, urgently presenting a perfectly intoned and characterful countertenor in his consuming love for Diana.”
Online Merker

“Countertenor Tim Mead contributed significantly in this interpretation, as he completely conveyed a young and naïve Endimione, particularly with his clear unblemished coloratura.”

Tim’s busy season continues with seasonal performances of Bach’s Matthäus Passion in the Netherlands and Handel’s Brockes Passion in London, as well as a European recital tour of Handel opera arias and duets with Sandrine Piau and Emmanuelle Haim

Photo: Javier del Real

Photo: Javier del Real