Andrew Staples is considered one of the most versatile tenors of his generation, appearing regularly with Rattle, Harding, Haïm, Davis, Salonen, and Nézet-Séguin, and with the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Since his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Jacquino in Beethoven’s Fidelio, Mr. Staples has returned to the company in leading roles in Richard Strauss’s Capriccio and Salome, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Arne’s Artaxerxes. His appearances in Mozart operas include Belfiore in La finta giardiniera for Prague’s National Theatre and Brussels’s La Monnaie; Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival; and Tamino in The Magic Flute for the Lucerne Festival, Drottningholm, and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Mr. Staples’s 2019–20 season engagements include his first appearance in the title role of Mozart’s Idomeneo in his Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin debut; house debuts at The Metropolitan Opera as Andres in Berg’s Wozzeck, and Opera di Roma as Tichon in Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová; Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; the role of Nicias in concert performances of Massenet’s Thaïs with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde on the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s tour. He is scheduled to return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
His discography includes Britten’s Billy Budd and Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live); Handel’s Messiah with Le Concert d’Astrée (Erato/Warner Classics); Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Stravinsky’s Persephone with Finnish National Opera (Pentatone); John Adams’s Dr. Atomic with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (nominated for a Grammy Award); and The Dream of Gerontius with the Berlin Staatskapelle (Deutsche Grammophon).