Tim Mead read Music as a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, before winning a number of scholarships to continue his vocal studies at the Royal College of Music. He made his Classical Opera début in 2004 as Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate, re di Ponto. Other roles include Oberon (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Goffredo and Eustazio (Rinaldo), and Giulio Cesare (title role) at Glyndebourne, the title role in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten at Opera Vlaanderen, Voice of Apollo (Death in Venice), Tolomeo (Julius Caesar), and Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea) at English National Opera, Angel/Boy in George Benjamin’s Written on Skin at Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Gulbenkian Lisbon, on tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and in the U.S. première at Lincoln Center, Orlando (title role) at Scottish Opera and Chicago Opera Theater, and Fifth Innocent in the world première of Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur for the Royal Opera House.

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