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Staples, Andrew (tenor)

Andrew Staples (tenor)

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, Bayerischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Andrew made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Jacquino (Fidelio), returning for Flamand (Capriccio), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Artabanes (Artaxerxes) and Narraboth (Salome). He has sung Andres (Wozzeck) at the Metropolitan Opera; 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, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and with Daniel Harding at Drottningholms Slottsteater.

Concert repertoire include Britten’s War Requiem; Mahler’s Symphony No 8 with the Philharmonie de Paris; Dream of Gerontius with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding; Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette with the Berlin Philharmonic; and Das Lied von der Erde with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel, and also with Budapest Festival Orchestra and Ivan Fischer.

His discography includes Billy Budd with Daniel Harding and the London Symphony Orchestra; Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri with the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle (for LSO Live); Handel’s Messiah with Le Concert d’Astrée and Emmanuelle Haim (Erato/Warner Classics); Schumann’s 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 Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle (Deutsche Grammophon).


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