In this episode, Netty is joined by countertenor Tim Mead who shares some interesting stories. Tim talks about wacky costume preparations with lots of unexpected on-stage action and reveals what his ultimate critic (his dog) really thinks of his singing…

As the Glyndebourne summer festival continues, countertenor Tim Mead, who is currently playing the role of Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, gives us a glimpse into his world of performance. Known as one of the finest singers of his generation, Tim talks about his journey as a countertenor, reflects on the challenges of the pandemic and shares about the joy of making music while recalling memories with the OAE.

Tea with Netty is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s podcast hosted by viola player Annette Isserlis (Netty). Over a cuppa (or something a little stronger…), Netty chats with a variety of conductors, players and other guests as she ‘spills the tea’ on the side of classical music you don’t normally hear.

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