A prolific concert performer, Andrew has appeared with the Berliner and Wiener Philharmoniker, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Sir Simon Rattle; the Orchestre de Paris, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Harding; the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the ScottishChamber Orchestra with Robin Ticciati; the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, the Orcherstre Métropolitain and the Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin; the Accademia Santa Cecilia with Semyon Bychkov; and the Staatskapelle Berlin with Daniel Barenboim.
Andrew made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Jacquino Fidelio, returning for Flamand Capriccio, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Tichon Katya Kabanova and Narraboth Salome. He has also appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, the National Theatre Prague; La Monnaie Brussels; the Salzburger Festspiele; Hamburgische Staatsoper, Theater an der Wien, the Lucerne Festival and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
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 Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich.
Staples has staged Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, Cenerentola and La bohème in London, at the Jordan Music Festiavl, Musique Cordiale in Provence and the Menton Festival. His celebrated semi-staging of Die Zauberflöte for the Lucerne Festival, conducted by Daniel Harding culminated in a full staging in Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace Theatre with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
With Kiez Oper in Berlin, he created a site specific production of Dido and Aeneas at the techno club Wilde Renate, which later transferred to Wilderness Festival, and a new narrative piece called Insanity in a dry swimming-pool inside Berlin's Stattbad club in Wedding.
In a co-production with La Nuova Musica for the Spitalfields Festival he created a production called Sacrifices based on Carissimi's Jeptha and Charpentier's Sacrificium Abrahae. He created a new production for the Choir of London called Blessed Cecilia based on Britten and Auden's Hymn to St Cecilia which toured the West Bank and Jordan. The work involved the interweaving of the music of Britten and depositions from Palestinian detainees.
In collaboration with creative partner Sophie Hunter he co-created a production called Lucretia in New York and co-directed and conducted a production of Britten’s Phaedra at the Enniskillen International Beckett Festival in 2015. Further collaborations included a production of The Turn of the Screw with Aurora Orchestra in the Snape Maltings and LSO St Luke's in London.
Andrew believes firmly in the evolution of cultural content for screen. Bringing his experience on stage both as a performer and director, he has made a series of music films. Aiming to bring cinematic techniques and rigour to the pre- and post-production phase of his projects, his films aim to capture the thrill of live performance and present it to an audience on screen who desire something more than an archive or stream of the event. The potential to create and evolve in this space is huge and he enjoys the opportunity to collaborate with artists, organisations and cultural broadcasters. Recent film project collaborations have been with La Nuova Musica, Tenebrae, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, Nicola Benedetti, and the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. In 2021 he received the Royal Philharmonic Society Enterprise Fund Trailblazer Grant, presented in associati