Change of cast: Andrew Staples sings in place of Allan Clayton

25 May 2021

Due to tightened regulations on entry from the UK as part of the containment of the corona pandemic, tenor Allan Clayton is unfortunately unable to participate in the upcoming concert conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. The tenor role in Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Horn and Tenor will now be sung by Andrew Staples.

Andrew Staples graduated in music from King’s College, Cambridge and continued his training at the Royal College of Music in London and the Britten International Opera School as a Britten-Pears Foundation Scholar. With a repertoire that includes works by Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Britten and Tavener, the tenor appears at leading opera houses, concert halls and renowned festivals. The artist attracted particular attention with his project “Opera for Change”, in which he presented Mozart’s Magic Flute as part of a four-month guest appearance tour in Africa. Andrew Staples made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in early February 2009 under the direction of Simon Rattle; his most recent appearance with the orchestra was in March 2019 in three concerts, also conducted by Sir Simon, with Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion.

The concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle can be viewed live in the Digital Concert Hall on 29 May 2021, 19:00:
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