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Born London.

English baritone.

Jacek Strauch studied at Queen's College, Cambridge. In 1984 he won the Vienna Belvedere Competition. Winning the Philadelphia Opera Prize led to his debut at the Nice Opera, singing Rigoletto in 1985 and returning for Amonasro. Later that year he appeared with Welsh National Opera, first as Rigoletto, then as Gunther. His first role with ENO, in 1986, was Count Almaviva. He made his debut with Scottish Opera that same year as Luna, and returned in 1996 to create the part of Pacheco in Macmillan's Inés de Castro.

He worked extensively in Germany, first at Wurzburg, then at Saarbrucken. His repertoire in those early years included Macbeth, Wozzeck, Scarpia, Don Pizarro, Belcore, Count Almaviva, Kurwenal and Gregor Mittenhofer (in Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers).

Roles in Scotland

Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon
Trovatore 1986
Pacheco adviser to the King
Inés de Castro 1996

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