Andrew Staples is considered by many to be one of the most versatile British singers. A favourite for works by Handel, Mozart and Britten, he has also made his mark singing Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Verdi’s Requiem and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. He sings regularly with Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the London Symphony Orchestra. In opera he is a regular guest at the Royal Opera House where he has sung Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Flammand (Capriccio), Narraboth (Salome) and Artabenes (Arne’s Artaxerxes) and he also appears in Salzburg, Hamburg, Brussels and Prague.
Andrew Staples: Tell me the truth about love
Andrew Staples, tenor
Alisdair Hogarth, piano
Antoine Zède, recitation
Andy, Alisdair & Antoine join forces to explore the many issues around the subject of love, juxtaposing English songs with French poetry, philosophy and psychology, to understand why we love. The concert will include works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten & Thomas Dunhill and will also feature the French premiere of a new song written by Cheryl-Frances Hoad.