Andrew Staples sang as a chorister in St Paul’s Cathedral before winning a Choral Scholarship to King’s College Cambridge. He was the first recipient of the RCM Peter Pears Scholarship, sponsored by the Britten Pears Foundation and subsequently joined the Benjamin Britten International Opera School.
A prolific concert performer, Andrew has appeared with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Wiener Philharmoniker, Akademisten Berlin, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Sir Simon Rattle; Orchestre de Paris, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Harding; Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Andrew Manze; Gävle Symphony with Robin Ticciati; Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest andthe Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Accademia Santa Cecilia with Semyon Bychkov.
His operatic roles include Jacquino (Fidelio), Flamand (Capriccio), Artabenes (Artaxerxes), Narraboth (Salome), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte). He has appeared at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; National Theatre Prague; La Monnaie Brussels; Hamburgische Staatsoper; Lyric Opera of Chicago and Theater an der Wien and the Lucerne and Salzburg festivals and the BBC Proms.
Photo by Andrew Staples
Stravinsky - Perséphone