A versatile artist, Andrew Staples is not only a prolific tenor in concert with the world's leading orchestras, but he also performs numerous roles in prestigious opera houses: Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Monnaie, Staatsoper Hamburg (Hamburg State Opera), and Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg Festival), among others.
This season he sang Steva (Jenufa) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Froh (Das Rheingold) at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Der Vater (Die sieben Todsünden) at the Barbican Hall. He has performed at numerous concerts under the direction of Gardiner, Canellakis, Rattle, Nézet-Séguin, Petrenko and Herreweghe.
He is also a director, both in opera and theatre, and has created special projects such as Insanity (in an empty swimming pool in Berlin), Sacrifices based on excerpts from Carissimi and Charpentier, and Blessed Cecilia, based on the music of Britten interwoven with the testimony of Palestinian prisoners. Andrew is also a firm believer in the evolution of cultural content on-screen and has directed a series of musical films.
In addition to these activities, he is also a photographer. He has photographed many of his colleagues. His pictures have appeared in The Times, The Evening Standard, The Strad and The National Portrait Gallery's Magazine, among many others.