"Britain's most resplendently accomplished countertenor" - Jephtha at the BBC Proms

Tim recently returned to the BBC Proms for a performance of Handel’s Jephtha, reprising the role of Hamor for the first time since the staging at the Paris Opera in 2018. With the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Richard Egarr, the performance was widely praised by critics, including these words about Tim’s Hamor:

“Tim Mead, as Iphis’s paramour Hamor, reminded us why he is now Britain’s most resplendently accomplished countertenor”

“Tim Mead sang with extraordinary beauty”

“virile and forthright”

“Some of the most beautiful singing of the evening came from countertenor Tim Mead as Hamor, suitor to Iphis. His miraculous top register, clean and clear as pure water, sailed out into the hall in his early aria “Dull delay, in piercing anguish” and in his ravishing duet with Iphis, “These labours past, how happy we”.” Bachtrack

“Countertenor Tim Mead produced ravishing sounds - none better in the business”
The Arts Desk

“Counter-tenor Tim Mead needs no introduction, and he offered well-nigh unparalleled excellence”
Seen and Heard International

“As Hamor, counter-tenor Tim Mead was as, if not more, impressive, singing with sweetness and strength of his unfulfilled passion for Iphis’, and finding a wealth of colour in his duet with his beloved.”
Opera Today

“ the warm, ardent singing of Tim Mead as her lover, Hamor”
Classical Source

“Tim Mead’s countertenor voice sits in that happy medium between piercing and overly voluptuous. Hamor’s arias, therefore, rang out loud and clear, and the triumphant attack of ‘Up the dreadful steep ascending’ and the angry reproach of ‘On me let blind mistaken zeal’ were well expressed.”

Tim’s season continues with more Handel in a staging of Semele by James Darrah at Opera Philadelphia and a European and Asian tour of Messiah with Les Arts Florissants.

Photo: Chris Christodoulou

Photo: Chris Christodoulou