Joshua Owen Mills makes role debut
December 4th, 2017
Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt
Joshua Owen Mills joins Klagenfurt
July 28th, 2017
Tenor Joshua Owen Mills in the Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2017-18 season
Donizetti LA FAVORITE (DVD Deutsche Grammaphon)
“The crystalline soprano of Elsa Benoit (Inès) and Joshua Owen Mills’ luminous tenor (Don Gaspar) make them promising artists.”
Laurent Bergnach, Anaclase
Mozart DON GIOVANNI – Stadttheater Klagenfurt
‘It remains like a wedge between her and her beloved Don Ottavio, yet Joshua Owen Mills equips him with his velvet tenor tone’.
Der Standard Newspaper
Donizetti LA FAVORITE – Bayerische Staatsoper
‘Tenor Joshua Owen Mills, as Don Gaspard, and Soprano Elsa Benoit, as Inès, can both be counted as true discoveries with superb stage presence”.
‘”Joshua Owen Mills displayed a very promising and distinctive lyric tenor, the peppery tone really enhancing the insinuating character”.
‘And equally effective is the Don Gaspard of Joshua Owen Mills, clear and penetrating, authorized by the director to take various liberties with the poor Favorite du Roi.’
‘Joshua Owen Mills turns the supporting part of Don Gaspard into a nasty piece of work.‘
Abend Zeitung München
Recital – Wigmore Hall with the Samling Foundation
“Accompanied by Malcolm Martineau, Joshua Owen Mills displayed a fine Italianate ring which perfectly complemented the textual sonnet’s many references to music and singing. The tenor balanced a bright gleam with tenderness”
Claire Seymour, Opera Today
The Guildhall Gold Medal at the Barbican Hall, London
“Mills displayed a remarkably sure feel for style and great versatility, convincingly changing tone and style for each composer and doing it all with winning charm”
“Mills final item was something of a surprise. In his recital programme he had shown himself highly sympathetic to Poulenc’s songs, and his feel for the French language re-occurred in what can only be described as a spectacular performance of Romeo’s Ah! leve-toi, soleil! from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette. Mills combined a lovely sense of line, fine control in the upper register with great intensity, giving a highly idiomatic performance of a repertoire which is very difficult to get right”