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 as the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Monnaie, Staatsoper Hamburg (Hamburg State Opera), and Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg Festival).
Recent and future engagements include his Metropolitan Opera debut as Andres (Wozzeck), Nicias in concert performances of Thais with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Das Lied von der Erde with the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Budapest Festival Orchestra. Further future engagements include returns to the Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich.
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, The National Portrait Gallery's Magazine, among many others.