Andrew Staples was a Choral Scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, and subsequently studied at the Royal College of Music.
A prolific concert performer, he has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras, the Akademisten Berlin, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Sir Simon Rattle, the Orchestre de Paris, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Harding, the Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and the Accademia Santa Cecilia with Semyon Bychkov.
Andrew made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Jacquino in Fidelio, returning for Flamand in Capriccio, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Artabenes in Arne’s Artaxerxes and Narraboth in Salome.
He has also appeared at the National Theatre, Prague; La Monnaie, Brussels; the Salzburger Festspiele; Hamburg Staatsoper and the Lucerne Festival. Most recently he sang Tamino for the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
In future seasons he sings Froh in Das Rheingold and Tichon in Katya Kabanova for the Royal Opera, concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and Melbourne Symphony orchestras and will make his Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and Metropolitan Opera debuts.
His discography includes Das Paradies und die Peri with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle (LSO Live); Handel’s Messiah with Le Concert d’Astrée and Emmanuelle Haim (Erato/Warner Classics) and Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding.
We are extremely happy to welcome Andrew back. He last sang with us for the performance and recording of Elgar’s The Apostles with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2005.
Canterbury Choral Society concerts with Andrew Staples:
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
Saturday 23 June 2018