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Andrew Staples

Andrew Staples

Andrew Staples sang as a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral before winning a choral scholarship to King's College, Cambridge, where he took a degree in music. He was the first recipient of the Royal College of Music's Peter Pears Scholarship.



Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette
Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette
A tour de force performance brimming with colour from Robin Ticciati and the SRSO. 

CKD 521  

Other Love Songs
Other Love Songs
One of Britain’s most exciting young ensembles returns with an album you’re destined to love… 

CKD 382  

Ned Rorem – On an echoing road
Ned Rorem – On an echoing road
An album of duets, trios and quartets from 'Evidence of things not seen' interspersed with songs 

CKD 342  

Andrew Staples - tenor

Staples’s engagements include concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Akademisten Berlin, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Sir Simon Rattle; the Swedish Radio and London Symphony Orchestras with Daniel Harding; the Swedish and Scottish Chamber Orchestras with Andrew Manze; the Gävle Symphony Orchestra with Robin Ticciati; the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and the Accademia Santa Cecilia with Semyon Bychkov.

Staples made his Royal Opera House debut as Jacquino (Fidelio) and has since returned for Flamand (Capriccio), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Artabenes (Arne’s Artaxerxes) and Narraboth (Salome). He has sung Belfiore (La finta giardiniera) at the National Theatre, Prague (a role he repeated in the same production at La Monnaie, Brussels), Don Ottavio at the Salzburg Festival, Ferrando for Opera Holland Park and Narraboth at the Staatsoper, Hamburg. He semi-staged and sang Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Lucerne Festival and in Drottningholm with Daniel Harding conducting.


For further information - www.ajrstaples.com
Pizzicato
4 Stars
„Unter der Leitung von Robin Ticciati gelingt auch hier eine technisch ausgefeilte und musikalisch tragende Interpretation...Die Gesangssolisten bereichern die Aufnahme.“
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Crescendo
4½ Stars
« De fait, il parvient, grâce à une baguette souple et expressive, à construire des climats si justes que l'oreille vit la tragédie de l'intérieur. Pour chaque épisode, le soin porté aux et dans les pupitres de l'orchestre ainsi que le choix des dynamiques et des couleurs permettent à Ticciati de développer un travail sonore et d'architecture conséquent. Le chœur présente lui aussi de belles caractéristiques : texte intelligible, intonation qui ne fait jamais défaut, homogénéité, couleurs... »
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MusicWeb International
'Robin Ticciati has a genuine feel for the music of Berlioz and there's freshness and vitality in his conducting. This is a distinguished addition to Robin Ticciati's Berlioz series. More please.'
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Classica
'On entend rarement la Grande fête chez Capulet jouée de manière aussi chorégraphique, avec la légèreté et le sens du mouvement propres au ballet.'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'This is a marvellous set, the finest Roméo et Juliette to appear for several years, and worthy, in very different ways, to stand alongside illustrious competition from the likes of Sir Colin Davis and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.'
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
'The musical conception and the performance certainly deserve your consideration: there's youthful brio in the introductory Combats - Tumulte, outstanding for me is Swedish mezzo Katija Dragojevic, whose very first utterances shape the bittersweet narrative that she unfolds and bass Alastair Miles bringing all of the command, mingled with deep regret, that should inform the role of Friar Laurence.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
'Robin Ticciati has proved to be a special Berlioz interpreter, and offers an individual, youthful reading driven by crisp detail and translucent textures and Berlioz's vital rhythmic spring.'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'All five sang, with Alisdair Hogarth and Hough himself as the dazzling three-handed accompaniment, in the Other Love Songs, a multi-faceted designer collection where each one of the eight songs sports a style of its own.'
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BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
'You've probably guessed by now, this is the one of these three newcomers [compared with Gergiev and Andrew Davis's recordings] that I've enjoyed the most for its freshness and vivacity; the way Berlioz's extraordinary orchestra colours spring to life and the intimacy and detail of the Linn recording.'
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Gramophone
'Ticciati from the first, explosive bars finds tauter drama than either [Gergiev or Davis]...'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'...orchestrally superb...Katija Dragojevic is a gorgeously warm mezzo.'
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The Sunday Times
Album of the Week: '...virtuosic and intense string-playing...'