After studying at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Jussi Myllys made his debut as Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni in Turku, and immediately at the Komische Oper Berlin. From 2006 to 2009, he was a member of the ensemble at the 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 also quickly established himself as a concert singer. His concert repertoire includes works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn and Mozart, as well as modern works by Wolfgang Rihm. He works regularly with orchestras such as the Gürzenich Orchestra, the International Bach Academy Stuttgart, the RIAS Chamber Choir, the Nederlands Kamerkoor, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and the most renowned ensembles in his home country. As a sought-after lieder singer, the artist performed at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival 2021. He also performed as a tenor with the chamber music ensemble lied23. He gave a recital at the VOICES Festival 2021 in Gut Holzhausen, where he performed works by Beethoven, Liszt and Sibelius performed alongside Manuel Lange.

Since the 2009/10 season, Jussi Myllys has been a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. At this institution, the versatile tenor has performed roles such as the title role in Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito," Tamino "Die Zauberflöte, Belmonte in "Die Entführung aus dem Serail", Sir Richard Fenton/"Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor", Rinuccio in "Gianni Schicchi", Alfred in "Die Fledermaus", Sänger in "Der Rosenkavalier", Matteo in "Arabella", Froh in "Rheingold", and Arturo in "Lucia di Lammermoor".

Guest engagements led him to renowned opera houses and international festivals, including Opéra Bastille Paris (Ferrando/Così fan tutte), Bayerische Staatsoper München (Jaquino/Fidelio and Steuermann/Der fliegende Holländer among others), Semperoper Dresden (Tamino/Die Zauberflöte and Belmonte/Entführung a.d. Serail), Komische Oper Berlin (Tamino/Die Zauberflöte), Finnish National Opera Helsinki (Ferrando/Così fan tutte, Lenski/Eugen Onegin, Hirte/Oedipus Rex), Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona (Tamino/Die Zauberflöte), Theater Basel (Lucio Silla/Lucio Silla), as well as the Edinburgh Festival and Savonlinna Opera Festival (Belmonte/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Cassio/Otello).

His keen interest in contemporary music, rarely performed composers, and demanding directorial concepts resulted in invitations to premieres and world premieres at Bayerische Staatsoper München, Oper Frankfurt, Savonlinna Opera Festival, and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. He has worked on a diverse repertoire, including Sali/A Village Romeo and Juliet (composeFrederick Delius), Adam/Tragödie des Teufels (composer: Peter Eötvös), Hippolyt/Phaedra (composer: Hans Werner Henze), Tammu/Babylon (composer: Jörg Widmann), Giovanni/Schade, dass sie eine Hure war (composer: Anno Schreier), Castle in the Water/Tenor (composer: Aulis Sallinen).

During the COVID-19 lockdown he took on the title role in a chamber opera by Boris Blacher, Romeo and Julia, which was presented as a streaming production. Additionally, the versatile tenor made his mark with premieres as Max/Der Freischütz at Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg and as Florestan/Fidelio at Espoo City Theatre in Finland. At the Oper Bonn, he was a guest in the 21/22 and 22/23 seasons, performing the role of Konrad in Giacomo Meyerbeer's "Ein Feldlager in Schlesien," with a recording already in the plans. He also appeared at Laeiszhalle Hamburg in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and made his house debut at De Nationale Opera Amsterdam as Max in Der Freischütz under the baton of Patrick Hahn and direction of Kirill Serebrennikov.

At Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Jussi Myllys' roles in the 22/23 season included Tamino in "The Magic Flute", Arturo in "Lucia di Lammermoor", Gabriel von Eisenstein in "Die Fledermaus" and Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni". In early 2023, he made his role debut as Erik in "The Flying Dutchman" at Tampere Opera in Finland.

The 23/24 season starts for artist with another important role debut, the title role in Parsifal under the baton of Frank Beerman and direction of Erik Vigié in Minden. In Düsseldorf, he will perform Erik in "The Flying Dutchman" and, for the first time, the role of Števa in the new production of Jenůfa under the baton of Axel Kober and direction of Tatjana Gürbaca. He will also sing Eisenstein in "Die Fledermaus" at the Finnish National Opera Helsinki.


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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


Holy Grail! Parsifal in Minden!
Finnish tenor Jussi Myllys will be performing the title role in Richard Wagner's "Parsifal" for the first time at the "Bayreuth of the North" on September 8, 2023 in Minden. The "Bühnenweihfestspiel" will once again be presented through a collaborative production between the Richard Wagner Association Minden, the North West German Philharmonic, and the Minden City Theatre. The stage direction will be led by Lausanne's Intendant Erik Vigié, musical direction by Frank Beerman. More details can be found at:  

In the classical music magazine CONCERTI LOUNGE (August 24, 2023), the event is reported as follows: 



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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