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Andrew Staples

Andrew Staples

Tenor

The English tenor Andrew Staples began singing as a treble at St Paul’s Cathedral, going on to train at King’s College Cambridge and the Royal College of Music. He made his Covent Garden debut in 2006 as Jaquino in Fidelio, and has returned there for roles including Narraboth in Salome, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Flamand in Capriccio; he is also particularly acclaimed in English-language roles including Stravinsky’s Tom Rakewell and Britten’s Peter Quint, and on the concert-platform in works such as Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and the Verdi Requiem.

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Further Reading: Andrew Staples

 Recording of the Week, Arne: Artaxerxes

Ian Page and the Classical Opera Company resurrect the British composer’s ornate depiction of skulduggery in Ancient Persia, premiered in London in 1762, with Christopher Ainslie in the title-role and Elizabeth Watts as his firebrand sister.

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