Verdi REQUIEM (Newbury Cecelia Consort)
“and although it was tenor Joshua Owen-Mills’s very first Verdi Requiem, he gave it his all and the Italianate ‘sob’ in his voice would have made Pavarotti proud”.
Fiona Bennett, Newbury Today
Offenbach OYAYAYE / POMME D’API (Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich)
“the fine tenor Joshua Owen Mills and mischievous baritone Andreas Burkhart slip into various roles and do their job excellently: the singers are brilliant, with charm and wit”
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”
Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
“In the delightful tongue in cheek production of Donizetti’s Francesca di Foix, most affectionately conducted by Dominic Wheeler, the highlight for me was the splendid pair of Francesca played by Anna Gillingham and the Duke of Joshua Owen Mills. Really good stuff – these two personable and vocally talented young people will be heard from again I feel sure!”
Handel MESSIAH – Sage Gateshead (Royal Northern Sinfonia)
“The Samling Scholar tenor Joshua Owen Mills began with a commanding performance of “Comfort ye”, with crisp diction and bright tone, and his “Thou shalt break them” was tense and dramatic”
Jane Shuttleworth, Bachtrack