La Favorite, Bayerische Staatsoper. Opera News
“Tenor Joshua Owen Mills, as Don Gaspard, and Soprano Elsa Benoit, as Inès, can both be counted as true discoveries with superb stage presence”.
La Favorite, Bayerische Staatsoper. Opera Traveller
“Joshua Owen Mills displayed a very promising and distinctive lyric tenor, the peppery tone really enhancing the insinuating character”.
“Joshua Owen Mills sang den verführerischen Paris herrlich dekadent, und die angeblich nur geträumte nächtliche Annäherung an die schöne Helena im Duett mit Selena Zanetti gaben beide so hinreißend verführerisch, der Abschlusschor war ein sängerisches Fest – da blieb kein Auge trocken….”
Claire Seymour from Opera Today.
“Accompanied by Malcolm Martineau, Joshua Owen Mills displayed a fine Italianate ring which perfectly complemented the textual sonnet’s many references to music and singing. The tenor balanced a bright gleam with tenderness”
“Mills displayed a remarkably sure feel for style and great versatility, convincingly changing tone and style for each composer and doing it all with winning charm”
“Mills final item was something of a surprise. In his recital programme he had shown himself highly sympathetic to Poulenc’s songs, and his feel for the French language re-occurred in what can only be described as a spectacular performance of Romeo’s Ah! leve-toi, soleil! from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. Mills combined a lovely sense of line, fine control in the upper register with great intensity, giving a highly idiomatic performance of a repertoire which is very difficult to get right”
“In the delightful tongue in cheek production of Donizetti’s Francesca di Foix, most affectionately conducted by Dominic Wheeler, the highlight for me was the splendid pair of Francesca played by Anna Gillingham and the Duke of Joshua Owen Mills. Really good stuff – these two personable and vocally talented young people will be heard from again I feel sure!”
Jane Shuttleworth, Bachtrack
“The Samling Scholar tenor Joshua Owen Mills began with a commanding performance of “Comfort ye”, with crisp diction and bright tone, and his “Thou shalt break them” was tense and dramatic”