Tenor Jussi Myllys performs versatilely as an opera, concert, and lieder singer, with a repertoire ranging from baroque to premieres. After studying at the Sibelius Academy, he spent a year as an exchange student in Berlin, followed by a soloist engagement at the Frankfurt Opera from 2006 to 2009. Since 2009, he has been a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf.
Myllys has appeared at opera houses including Naples, Geneva, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Paris, as well as the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Edinburgh Festival, the Finnish National Opera, and the Savonlinna Opera Festival. His roles have included Florestan, Lenski, Tamino, Belmonte, Tom Rakewell, Einstein in Die Fledermaus, and Max in Der Freischütz at the Strasbourg Opera. He has performed under the baton of renowned conductors such as Kent Nagano, Daniele Gatti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Adam Fischer, and Zubin Mehta.
In Myllys’ extensive oratorio and concert repertoire, he has performed Bach’s Passions, Britten’s Serenade, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, and Verdi’s Requiem, among others. His recordings include Christ on the Mount of Olives and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. He has performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Madrid, Mozart’s Requiem as a soloist with the RIAS Chamber Choir in Tokyo, the St. John Passion in Prague alongside Peter Schreier, and Haydn’s Harmoniemesse under Helmuth Rilling at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
Myllys has given lieder concerts in London, Frankfurt, Tallinn, as well as at the Meiringen Music Weeks and the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival.
Jussi Myllys will be performing in the concert “Petite messe solennelle” on July 21 at 19:00.