Jacek Strauch was born in London, and made his debut with the Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
He won the second prize, the Verdi prize and the Boston opera special prize at the Belvedere competition in Vienna, which led to many guest appearances e.g. as Rigoletto in Nice, Cardiff and Berlin, Tomski at Staatsoper Munich, Count in “Nozze di Figaro”, Alfio, Tonio at the English National Opera London, Enrico in Modena, Scarpia in Pretoria and Nantes and Podkolyosin in the “Marriage” by Martinú in Bonn.
He returned to Germany, where he sang Jago, Amfortas, Falstaff and Barak in Braunschweig and Flying Dutchman, Prus in “Macropulos case” and Wozzeck in Nuremberg.
He was singing in Graz Amonasro, Orest, Doktor Faust (Busoni), Scarpia, Wozzeck, Germont, Dutchman, Luna, Šiškov in “House of the Dead”, Pizarro, Belisario, Rigoletto, Alfio, Tonio, Enrico, Macbeth, Falstaff as well as Wotan in “Walküre” and “Rheingold” and Wanderer in “Siegfried”.
He was heard at Staatsoper Vienna as Alfio and as Amonasro at Theater an der Wien, at Festival Edinburgh in “Ines de Castro”, in Linz as Rigoletto, at Teatro Liceo in Barcelona as Renato, in Zurich as Germont, at Deutsche Oper Berlin in “Flying Dutchman” and “Lulu”, in Amsterdam with “Die Soldaten”, in Geneva as Wanderer, in Mannheim as Wanderer, Nabucco and Rigoletto, in Prague as Rigoletto, Germont, Renato and Scarpia, at Festival Bregenz and at Festspielhaus Salzburg as Amonasro.
He sang Flying Dutchman and Alfio in Mannheim, “Rheingold” Wotan and Dutchman in Halle, four villains in “Hoffmann’s Tales” in St. Gallen, Gianni Schicchi and Falstaff, and Nabucco at the Stadium in Basel and Amonasro in Erfurt.
Other engagements brought him to Tel Aviv as Jack Rance, to Karlsruhe as Amfortas and Falstaff, to the stadium in Hannover as Amonasro, to Rome as Wozzeck and Faninal, to Braunschweig as Dutchman, to Staatsoper Munich for Tomsky in “Pique Dame” and for “Lulu”. He sang in Graz Balstrode in “Peter Grimes”, Cologne “Scherz, Ironie und tiefere Bedeutung” as well as “Katia Kabanova”, at Color Line Arena in Hamburg Nabucco, in Sevilla Scarpia, in Luxemburg and Eutin Amonasro, in Kassel Falstaff and in Dublin “Gianni Schicchi”/“Florentinische Tragödie” and Germont.
Last contracts till 2017 include Amonasro in Tokyo, Falstaff in Dortmund, Amonasro, Enrico, Wanderer, Alberich “Rusalka”,"Hänsel und Gretel" and "Rusalka" in Cottbus, Gianni Schicchi in Vienna, “Flying Dutchman” and “Mazeppa” in Bremen, Gianni Schicchi in Wuppertal, Balstrode in “Peter Grimes” in Bielefeld, Rigoletto in Trier, Telramund in Ostrava, Rigoletto in Augsburg, Tonio and Michele at Gut Immling, Lindorf, Coppelius, Dapertutto and Mirakle in Basel, 2016/2017 he is singing Jochanaan in Warsaw, "Falsche Welt, Dir trau ich nicht" in Trier and at Festival Bergen.
2017 he will sing Amfortas and Hans Sachs in Chemnitz and will be heard also at Festival St. Margarethen in Rigoletto.