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.
Andrew 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.