After studying at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Jussi Myllys made his debut as Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni in Turku and immediately also at the Komische Oper Berlin. From 2006 to 2009 he was a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt, where he took on roles such as Vašek/Die Verkaufte Braut, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Pedrillo/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Jaquino/Fidelio, Belfiore/La finta Giardiniera and Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni.

Jussi Myllys has also quickly established himself as a concert singer, and his concert repertoire includes works by Bach, Händel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, but also modern works by composers such as Wolfgang Rihm. He regularly collaborates with orchestras such as the Gürzenich Orchestra, the International Bach Academy Stuttgart, the RIAS Chamber Choir, the Nederlands Kamerkoor, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest as well as the most renowned ensembles of his home country. Jussi Myllys is also a welcome guest as a Lied singer, as most recently at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival 2021, or with the tenor part in the chamber music ensemble lied23, as well as with a Lieder recital at the VOICES Festival 2021 at Gut Holzhausen, where he performed works by Beethoven, Liszt and Sibelius alongside Manuel Lange.

Since the 2009/10 season, he has been an ensemble member at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, where the versatile tenor has sung roles including Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Belmonte/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Sir Richard Fenton/Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Rinuccio/ Gianni Schicchi, Alfred/ Die Fledermaus, Singer/Der Rosenkavalier, Matteo/Arabella and Froh/ Rheingold. Guest engagements have taken him to renowned opera houses and international festivals, including the Opéra Bastille Paris (Ferrando/Così fan tutte), the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (including Jaquino/ Fidelio and Steuermann/Der fliegende Holländer), the Semperoper Dresden (Tamino/Die Zauberflöte and Belmonte/ Entführung a.d. Serail), the Komische Oper Berlin (Tamino/ Zauberflöte), the Finnish National Opera Helsinki (Ferrando/Così fan tutte, Lenski/Eugen Onegin, Hirte/ Oedipus Rex), the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona (Tamino/Die Zauberflöte), the Theater Basel (Lucio Silla/Lucio Silla) as well as the Edinburgh Festival and the Savonlinna Opera Festival (Belmonte/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Cassio/Otello).

His keen interest in contemporary music, rarely performed composers and challenging directorial concepts has resulted in invitations to premieres at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Frankfurt Opera, the Savonlinna Opera Festival and his parent house in Düsseldorf, with repertoire as diverse as: Sali/A Village Romeo and Juliet (comp. Frederick Delius), Adam /Tragödie des Teufels, (comp. Peter Eötvös), Hippolyt/Phaedra (comp. Hans Werner Henze), Tammu/ Babylon (comp. Jörg Widmann), Giovanni/Schade, dass sie eine Hure war (comp. Anno Schreier), Castle in the Water/ Tenor (comp. Aulis Sallinen) and most recently the title role of a chamber opera by Boris Blacher, Romeo and Juliet, which was allowed to appear during Corona lockdown as a streaming production.  In addition, the versatile tenor has also made a name for himself with premieres as Max/Der Freischütz at the Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg and currently as Florestan/ Fidelio at the Espoo City Theatre in Finland. At the Bonn Opera he will be guest in the 21/22 season with another intermediate role, the part of Konrad in Giacomo Meyerbeer's Ein Feldlager in Schlesien.

At the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf he will be heard in this seasons new production by director Martin Schulz in the title role of Titus in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, followed by Froh/ Rheingold and Arturo/ Lucia di Lammermoor. He is also scheduled to make his debut as Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer at Tampere Opera in Finland.


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Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. B minor mass
  Cantatas BWV 4, 36, 61, 80
  Christmas Oratorio (1-6)
  St. John Passion / Evangelist, Arias
  St. Matthew Passion / Evangelist, Arias
Beethoven Mass in C
  Symphony no. 9
Berlioz Roméo et Juliette
Chausson Poème de l´amour et de la mer
Händel Messiah
  Ode for St. Cecily
Haydn Cäcilienmesse
  The Creation
  The Seasons
Lloyd Webber Requiem
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Mäntyjärvi Vain Sana –Kantate (UA)
Mendelssohn Elias
  Lobgesang (2. Sinfonie)
Mozart C minor mass
  Coronation Mass
Rihm Deus Passus
Rossini Petite messe solennelle
  Stabat Mater
Rutter Psalmfest
Schubert Die schöne Müllerin
  Mass No. 6 in E flat major
Schumann Dichterliebe
  Faust-Szenen / Ariel, Pater Estaticus
Spohr Die letzten Dinge
Tippett A child of our time
Verdi Requiem
Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch

Repertoire Opera

Beethoven Fidelio Florestan
Britten Billy Budd Novice
  Owen Wingrave Lechmere
    Sir Philip Wingrave
Cavalli Giasone Egeo
Delius A village Romeo and Juliet Sali
Eötvös The Tragedy of the Devil (UA) Adam
de Falla El retablo de Maese Pedro Maese Pedro
Francesconi Terra (UA) Il Marito
Glass Les Enfants terribles Gérard
Henze Phaedra Hippolyt
Händel Ariodante Odoardo
Janacek From the House of the Dead Kedril
Kilpiö    Rantapalloja ja rintakarvoja (UA) tenor
Lehár Die lustige Witwe Camille de Rossillon
Lintinen Voi vietävä! tenor
Meyerbeer Ein Feldlager in Schlesien Konrad
Monteverdi L'Orfeo Pastore
  Il ritorno d´Ulisse in patria Eumete
Mozart Così fan tutte Ferrando
  Die Entführung aus dem Serail Belmonte
  Die Zauberflöte Tamino
  Don Giovanni Don Ottavio
  La clemenza di Tito Tito
  La finta giardiniera Belfiore
Nicolai Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Fenton
Puccini Gianni Schicchi           Rinuccio
  Il tabarro Venditore di canzonette
  Tosca Spoletta
Rameau Castor & Pollux          Castor
Sallinen The King goes forth to France Burgher of Calais
Smetana The Bartered Bride Vasek
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Alfred
Strauss, R. Arabella Graf Elemer
  Der Rosenkavalier Ital. Singer
  Salome Narraboth
Stravinsky The Rake's Progress Tom Rakewell
Sylvain Zorina Percy
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Lensky
  The Queen of Spades Tshaplitzki
Verdi Falstaff Fenton
  La traviata Alfredo Germont
  Otello Cassio
Wagner Der fliegende Holländer Steuermann
  Tristan und Isolde Junger Seemann
Widmann Babylon (UA) Tammu


Florestan debut in Espoo and Tito premiere in Düsseldorf
With Jussi Myllys we are looking forward to his role debut as Florestan in Beethoven's Fidelio at Espoo City Theatre in Finland. In the staging by internationally acclaimed stage director and artistic director in Espoo, Erik Söderblom, Okka Kamu conducts the Tapiola Sinfonietta.
Premiere: August 24th 2021 - further performances on: August 26th and 28th, 2021

In the fall, Jussi Myllys returns to his parent house, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, to sing the title role of Tito in a new production by Martin Schulz of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito.
Premiere: October 9th 2021 - further performances on: October 24, 30; November 7, 18, 28 and December 29, 2021.



Missa Solemnis / Hamburger Laeiszhalle / 10.05.22 /

"als klarer, absolut höhensicherer Tenor" 

Castle in the Water / Savonlinna Opera Festival / 09.07.17 /

"brilliantly coloured for the Ursina Music" 

Die Zauberflöte / Edinburgh International Festival / 27.-30.08.15 /

"robustly heroic Tamino" 
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