A gifted concert and opera singer, Britain’s Andrew Staples is one of the most versatile tenors of his generation. He has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yannick Nézet-Séguin and, following his debut in February 2009, has appeared on several occasions in concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker. He is also successful as a director of stage works, as well as live streams and music films in which he aims to “bring the thrill of live performance” to the screen.
Andrew Staples was a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral and trained at King’s College, Cambridge, the Royal College of Music and the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. Today, the singer appears in the great roles of his field at venues such as the Royal Opera House in London, the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. A distinguished concert singer, Andrew Staples has appeared on the international concert stages with top orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Vienna Philharmonic, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – with a broad repertoire ranging from the English Baroque to the modern. A welcome guest at the Salzburg Festival and the Lucerne Festival, he attracted particular attention with his [Opera for Change] project, in which the [Magic Flute] was performed in ten countries between Nairobi and Cape Town by an international ensemble in collaboration with local artists. In addition to his work as a singer and director, Andrew Staples's creative work also includes film-making and photography.