myllys_tnJussi Myllys, tenor

Finnish-born tenor Jussi Myllys is a versatile singer performing a broad repertoire in opera, concert and lied. After studies in Sibelius Academy in Helsinki he became a member of the ensemble at the Frankfurt Opera from 2006 to 2009 and since then of  Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf.

His operatic repertoire range from barock to world premieres, including roles like Tamino, Don Ottavio, Ferrando, Belmonte, Tom Rakewell, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Narraboth in Salome and Fenton in Falstaff.

Guest engagements have taken him to opera houses such as Geneva, Paris, Naples, Semperoper Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin and Festivals in Edinburgh and Savonlinna. As a regular guest of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich he was last seen as Steersman in Fliegende Holländer and in the leading role of Tammu in Babylon, a world premiere by Jörg Widmann. He has worked with renowned conductors including Kent Nagano, Daniele Gatti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Adam Fischer and Zubin Mehta.

As an active concert singer Jussi Myllys has sung such works as Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Britten´s Serenade, Händel’s Messiah, Haydn's Creation and Mahler´s Lied von der Erde. Lied recitals with his pianist Manuel Lange have taken him to several countries. He has performed Beethoven´s 9th Symphony in Madrid, Mozart’s Requiem in Tokio with the RIAS Kammerchor, St. John's Passion in Prague with Peter Schreier and Haydn's Harmoniemesse in St. Peter´s Basilica in Vatican under the baton of Helmuth Rilling.

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