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Baroque Inquisition: Tim Mead

Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
Tim Mead is the next countertenor to face our Baroque Inquisition. Read about da capo ornamentation, plus odd things he's been asked to do on stage!
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LondonA Handel Celebration

Handel
Stephen Layton; Florilegium; Mary Bevan; Tim Mead

MunichLa Calisto

La Calisto
Cavalli: La Calisto
Christopher Moulds; David Alden; Bavarian State Opera; Paul Steinberg; Buki Shiff; Christiane Karg; Luca Tittoto

LondonHandel's Giulio Cesare

Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
Christian Curnyn; Early Opera Company; Anna Devin; Hilary Summers; Tim Mead; Rachel Kelly

AmsterdamWritten on Skin

Written on Skin
Benjamin: Written on Skin
Lawrence Renes; Benjamin Davis; Georgia Jarman; Krisztina Szabó; Robert Murray; Audun Iversen
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Immortal thoughts: Mortal Voices

Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
A mixed programme of Corelli, Handel and Pergolesi brings beauty and spiritual intensity, as well as some empowered erotic playfulness, to an evening with the Academy of Ancient Music. 
****1
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"It must be so": Handel's Jephtha

Ian Bostridge (Jephtha) and Katherine Watson (Iphis) © Monika Rittershaus | Opéra national de Paris
Claus Guth's production of Handel's last oratorio lands in Paris, where William Christie leads Les Arts Florissants and a stellar cast. 
****1
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Agrippina meets Dynasty in Antwerp

Agrippina © Annemarie Augustijns
Opera Vlaanderen revives a production of Handel's Agrippina based on American soap operas of the 1980s.
****1
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La Calisto: Sublime singing

Jurgita Adamonytė © Oksana
Despite the beautiful sensitivity of La Nuova Musica, coupled with some truly sublime singing, the silliness of Cavalli’s opera is sometimes overplayed in this semi-staged production; less is, sometimes, more.
****1
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