Finnish-born lyric tenor Jussi Myllys started his international career in 2005, singing Don Ottavio in Turku and at the Komische Oper Berlin. He studied at the Sibelius Academy and has received extensive training both as a singer and a dancer.

From 2006-2009, Myllys was an ensemble member at Oper Frankfurt performing roles such as Vašek/The Bartered Bride, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Pedrillo/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Jaquino/Fidelio, Belfiore/La finta Giardiniera, and Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni.
In 2009 he joined the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein performing the main roles of the Mozart repertoire and broadening his repertoire towards Verdi and Strauss. In March 2010, he gave his debut at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich in a new opera by Peter Eötvös, Tragedy of the Devil, returning in the following seasons as Jacquino/Fidelio and Tammu in the world premiere of Jörg Widmann`s Babylon.
As a guest he performed at the Opéra Bastille, Frankfurt Opera, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Komische Oper Berlin, in Dresden, Helsinki, and at the Edinburgh Festival in roles such as Steuermann/Der fliegende Holländer, Narraboth/Salome, Tom Rakewell/The Rake’s Progress, and Fenton/Falstaff.

Highlights of the past seasons include Tamino, Sir Richard Fenton/Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Singer/Der Rosenkavalier with Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Tamino at the Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, the Opéra de Saint-Étienne, Finnish National Opera Helsinki, and the Edinburgh International Festival, Ferrando/Cosi fan tutte at Opéra Bastille, the title role in Lucio Silla at Theater Basel, Belmonte/Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Opera Frankfurt, Lenski/Eugene Onegin and Ferrando at the Finnish National Opera, Belmonte as well as Sallinen’s Castle in the Water at the Savonlinna Opera Festival and concerts with the Bachakademie Stuttgart.

Myllys is particularly active as a concert singer, his repertoire including works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Concert engagements resulted in collaborations with the Gürzenich Orchestra under Markus Stenz and the Bachakademie Stuttgart under Helmuth Rilling (Rihm: Deus Passus), a Japan tour with the RIAS Kammerchor, and concerts in Prague, Riga (under Peter Schreier), Geneva (Haydn: Missa Cellensis), and Kuopio (Haydn: The Creation) as well as a concertante performance of Widmann’s Babylon/Tammu at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, also under the baton of Markus Stenz.

In the season 2018/19 following engagements await Jussy Myllys at Deutsche Oper am Rhein: Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Matteo/Arabella, Belmonte/Die Entführung aus dem Serail as well as the role of Giovanni in the world premiere of Anno Schreier‘s Schade, dass sie eine Hure war.
In addition to the projects at his parent house, Myllys will be making his debut as Max in the new production of Der Freischütz under the baton of Patrick Lange on the stage of the Opéra national du Rhin and going on a tour through the Netherlands with the Nederlands Kamerkoor and Mozart’s Requiem.


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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 Jacquino
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
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


2018/19: A musical trip along the Rhine
Jussi Myllys starts another season as an ensemble member at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, but not only at his parent house do interesting engagements await the Finnish tenor.
As an ensemble member he takes on Matteo/Arabella (21./27.09.; 03.10.) and Tamino/Die Zauberflöte (from 29.11.), both under the baton of Axel Kober, as well as Belmonte/Die Entführung aus dem Serail (13./20./25./28.10.) and Giovanni in the world premiere of Anno Schreier‘s Schade, dass sie eine Hure war with premiere February 16th.
Further down the River Rhine, Jussi Myllys will be making his debut as Max in the new production of Der Freischütz at Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg with Patrick Lange at the conductor’s stand. Performances: April 17/20/23/25/27 and 29 in Strasbourg as well as May 17/19 in Mulhouse.



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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