Andrew Staples, one of the most versatile tenors of his generation, regularly sings with Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, and Yannick 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, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and London Symphony Orchestra (LSO).
Mr. Staples made his debut at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, as Jacquino in Beethoven’s Fidelio, and returned as Flamand in Richard Strauss’s Capriccio, Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Artabenes in Arne’s Artaxerxes, and Narraboth in Richard Strauss’s Salome. He sang Belfiore in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera for Prague’s National Theatre and Brussels’s Théâtre Royal de Monnaie; Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the Salzburg festival; and Tamino for the Lucerne Festival, Drottningholm (with Harding), and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Engagements this season include Froh in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Tichon in Janáček’s Kátyá Kabanová for The Royal Opera; J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion on a European tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Britten’s War Requiem on tour with the Orchestre de Paris, and concerts with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, and Berlin Philharmonic, in addition to the New York Philharmonic. He also makes debuts at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and The Metropolitan Opera.
Andrew Staples’s discography includes Britten’s Billy Budd with Harding and the LSO, Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri with the LSO and Rattle (on the LSO Live label), Handel’s Messiah with Le Concert d’Astrée and Emmanuelle Haïm (Erato / Warner Classics), Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Harding (BR Klassik), and Stravinsky’s Perséphone with the Finnish National Opera and Esa-Pekka Salonen (Pentatone).