Andrew Staples

Iwona Sobotka © Michal Heller

Andrew Staples is considered one of the most versatile tenors of his generation, appearing regularly with conductors such as Rattle, Harding, Davis and Nézet-Séguin, and orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Bayerisches Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

He will make his debut with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in December 2021.

Andrew made his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Jaquino Fidelio, returning for Flamand Capriccio, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Tichon Katya Kabanova and Narraboth Salome. He sang Belfiore La Finta Giardiniera for the National Theatre, Prague and La Monnaie, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for the Salzburger Festspiele, and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for the Lucerne Festival, Drottningholm with Daniel Harding and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Recent engagements include his Metropolitan Opera debut as Andres Wozzeck, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni and Dream of Gerontius with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding, Nicias Thais with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Das Lied von der Erde with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Simon Rattle, the New York Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel and with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer. Other engagements include Britten’s Nocturne with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bach’s Mass in b minor and Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings with the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

His discography includes Thaïs and L’Enfance du Christ with Andrew Davis (Chandos), Billy Budd with Daniel Harding and the London Symphony Orchestra, Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle (LSO Live); Handel Messiah with Le Concert d’Astrée and Emmanuelle Haim (Erato/Warner Classics); Schumann Szenen aus Goethes Faust with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Daniel Harding; Stravinsky’s Persephone with Esa-Pekka Salonen (Pentatone); the Grammy-nominated Dr Atomic with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and John Adams; and  The Dream of Gerontius With Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle (Deutsche Grammophon).