Tenor Johannes Strauss graduated from the University of Music in Würzburg in Music Education before studying Choral Conducting with Prof. Jörg Straube, Music Theory with Prof. Dr. Christoph Wünsch and finally Voice with Martin Hummel.
Furthermore, he received important artistic impulses from Margareet Honig, Frieder Bernius, Hermann Max, and Gerold Huber.
He has performed the major oratorios of Bach, Händel, Mozart, and Mendelssohn throughout Germany since 2010. He sang his first opera roles such as Count Almaviva and Don Ottavio in children’s productions at the Nuremberg State Opera and the Alte Oper Frankfurt. In Würzburg he sang Quint in the opera “The Turn of the Screw” by Britten, Ecclitico in Haydn’s “Il mondo della luna” and Belfiore in Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera”.
In 2015 he joined the opera ensemble of the Stadttheater Pforzheim, where he performed Sam in Kurt Weil’s “Street Scene”, Nero in Monteverdi’s “The Coronation of Poppea”, Boni in Kálmán’s “Die Csárdásfürstin”, and Basilio as well as Don Curzio in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”. In 2017 he sang the title role in Bernstein’s “Candide”, The Cavalier in Hindemith’s “Cardillac” and Tamino in Mozart’s “Magic Flute”.
In addition to singing the leading role in Eduard Künneke’s “Der Vetter aus Dingsda” at the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck in 2017, he was engaged by the Staatsoperette in Dresden, where he performs in such productions as “Gianni Schicchi” as Gherardo, “The Magic Flute” as Tamino, “Die Csárdásfürstin” as Boni, and “Die schöne Galathée” as Pygmalion.
Since 2013 he holds a scholarship of the Richard-Wagner-Verband, and as of 2014 he is a lecturer in voice at the University of Music in Würzburg.