(EN): Jacek Strauch was born as son of polish immigrants in London. He concluded his medical studies at Queens-College in Cambridge before he did his singing studies privately and at the National Opera Studio in London.
2001 he was entitled “opera singer of the year” of “opera world”. His debut was in Glyndebourne, then he had contracts in Würzburg/Germany and Saarbrücken. From 1984 to 1990 he performed in München, Nizza, London, Berlin (Komische Oper), Ferrara, Modena and Edinburgh (Scottish Opera). In the 90-ies he was at the opera of Graz/Austria and sang Wotan, Rigoletto and Scarpia. Since he is working as a free lance he performs in Berlin, München, Köln, Halle and Dresden. His favourite roll is Alban Bergs Wozzeck in Rome, Richard Wagners Holländer in Bremen and Mannheim, Verdis Amonasro („Aida“) in Tokio and Osaka. Other than that he records for BBC and German radio stations. His interest is focussed on russian songs and Hugo Wolf.
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