Multi-award-winning Welsh Tenor Joshua Owen Mills is an alumnus of the Bayersiche Staatsoper, Munich, and Glyndebourne Festival Opera Jerwood Young Artist Programme, and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
Described by The Times as a ‘tenor with gleaming top notes and legato’ Joshua’s previous highlights include Don Ottavio Don Giovanni (Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Staattheater Klagenfurt); Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Staatsoper Hannover; Theater Aachen); Zimoviy Borisovich Ismailow Lady Macbeth of Mzensk (Staatstheater Wiesbaden); the tenor soloist in a staged version of Britten's War Requiem (National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Taiwan); and subsequent roles with AaltoMusiktheater Essen; Scottish Opera; Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Glyndebourne on Tour; and Garsington Opera.
"Accompanied by Malcolm Martineau, Joshua Owen Mills displayed a fine Italianate ring"
In the field of contemporary opera and new music, Joshua has performed roles such as Henry 'Birdie' Bowers in South Pole by Miroslav Srnka’s and Hohe Schattern in Hauke Jasper Berheide’s Mauerschau (Bayerische Staatsoper); Habakuk in Blech's Alpenkönig und Menschenfeind (Theater Aachen); and Yonas in Kaija Saariaho's Adriana Mater (Norrlandsoperan).
On concert platform Joshua has performed with ensembles including Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra, Kärntner Symphoniker, Münchner Symphoniker, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, under the musical direction of conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Kirill Petrenko, Sir Antonio Pappano, Simone Young, Oksana Lyniv, Kristiina Poska, Omer Meir Wellber, Daniele Callegari, Asher Fisch, Lothar Koenigs, Patrick Lange, and Lorenzo Viotti.
“Joshua Owen Mills sings an elegant and upstanding Don Ottavio”
Don Giovanni, Nevill Holt Opera, Arts Scene in Wales,
His plans include his role and house debut as Nemorino L'elisir d'amore for Jyväskylän Ooppera, Finland, and Yonas in Saariho's Adriana Mater at the Savonlinna Opera Festival.