ASHLEY FAATOALIA | tenor

Ashley Faatoalia is a versatile and inspirational singer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Ashley has been singing for as long as he can remember. Faatoalia studied voice at Chapman University and since then he has been performing around the world. The Los Angeles Times calls him “Outstanding”, Opera News credits Ashley for having “a voice of winning purity and variety of expression”, and The San Francisco Chronicle labeled him “Sweet-toned” In these first few years of his professional career Ashley has become a sought-after vocalist for new works and experimental projects working closely with composers from across the country including, Andy Akiho, Lewis Pesacov, Bruno Louchouarn, Christopher Cerrone, Anne LeBaron and many more. Often noted for his soaring tenor and warm stage presence, Ashley's most recent engagements include: Albert Hoffman in LSD: The Opera, his debut as Marco Polo in the premiere of the Emmy Award winning, Pulitzer PrIze nominated, Invisible Cities with The Industry, his debut as Jesse in Crescent City also with The Industry, concerts with Riverside County Philharmonic, California Philharmonic, performances in Porgy and Bess with Seattle Opera, Candide with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Festival Play of Daniel with Los Angeles Opera, his debut with San Francisco Opera and many more. Ashley has also had the honor of singing The Star Spangled Banner to sold-out audiences at both Dodger Stadium and The Staples Center as well as command performances at Los Angeles City Hall and other prestigious venues in the Southern California area. Upcoming engagements include concerts with Los Angeles Opera and Galileo with The Industry. Ashley also currently works with The Education and Community Engagement Dept. at LA Opera as a performing artist. Faatoalia is featured on multiple professional recordings including: Invisible Cities – Original Cast Recording (CD/DVD/Digital Release), The Edge of Forever – Original Cast Recording (Vinyl), Porgy & Bess – San Francisco Opera (BluRay-DVD) Steppin Out – Solo Jazz Album (CD/Digital Release) AND MORE! 

 

 

CRITICAL ACCLAIM 

 

 

 

Hauntingly beautiful | OPERA NEWS

 

A First Rate Performance | LA TIMES

 

The big revelation of the show is tenor Ashley Faatoalia...Faatoalia plays Marco Polo, and you'll find yourself simply following him around by the middle of the show, not wanting to miss a thing. | FRANKLIN AVENUE BLOG

Pure Voiced STAGE AND CINEMA 



Ashley Faatoalia, delivered Cerrone’s tight harmonies and sustained lines with graceful intensity. Impressively, he demonstrated the required restraint for mic’ed singing| ARTSMEME

 

Outstanding! LOS ANGELES TIMES



Faatoalia has a voice of winning purity and variety of expression | OPERA NEWS



Sweet toned and ingratiating | SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE 



An especially pleasant surprise was Ashley Faatoalia...I actually looked forward to Don Ottavio's

solo moments thanks to Faatoalia's soaring tenor and warm stage presence | SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY

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