Joshua Owen Mills


Born in Neath, South Wales, Joshua is recognised as one of the country’s most promising tenors. Having studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Joshua was a Jerwood Young Artist with Glyndebourne Opera, and between 2015 -17 was a member of the Opera Studio at the Bayersiche Staatsoper, Munich. Following this, in his season 2017-18 Joshua joined Stadttheater Klagenfurt as a member of the opera ensemble. 


Recent operatic highlights include the role of Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Staatsoper Hannover & Theater Aachen, as well as recording Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and performing Britten’s War Requiem at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan.

Joshua made debut in the role of Don Ottavio Don Giovanni at the Staattheater Klagenfurt, Nevill Holt, and subsequently made his house debut at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in the same role. He was awarded prizes by Garsington Opera (Tamino Die Zauberflöte), as well as winning second prize at the National Mozart Singing Competition.  

In concert, Joshua has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Künstlerhaus & Nymphenburg Palace, and the North American Festival of Wales in Minneapolis. He has sung Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with a number of British chamber orchestras, including at LSO St Lukes, led by violinist Candida Thompson. He also appeared at the Last Night of the BBC Proms in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music at the Royal Albert Hall.  

Concert highlights include returning to his native Wales for a 'St David's Celebration' with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Bayerische Staatsorchester; St John Passion with the Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra in Finland; Messiah with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Chorus; and 'Italienische Sommernacht’, an evening of arias and duets with the Munich Symphony Orchestra.  

Upcoming highlights include Habakuk in a new production of Alpenkönig und Menschenfeind by Leo Blech at Theater Aachen, as well as recitals in Wales and Germany.  

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