Ashley Faataolia, Tenor
Signature Salon Concert
July 25th

ASHLEY FAATAOLIA is a versatile and inspirational singer born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Faatoalia studied voice at Chapman University with Dr. Peter Atherton and since then he has been performing around the world. Opera News calls Faatoalia’s singing “hauntingly beautiful” and credits him with “a voice of winning purity and variety of expression” and The San Francisco Chronicle labels him “sweet-toned.” In these formative 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. Noted for his “soaring tenor” voice and warm stage presence, Ashley’s past engagements include: his debut as Marco Polo in the premiere of the Emmy Award-winning, Invisible Cities with The Industry.

He has performed in operas at the San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera and as Charles Edward in Candide with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has also performed with symphony orchestras and had the honor of singing the Star Spangled Banner to sold-out audiences at both Dodger Stadium and The Staples Center. Faataolia has given command performances at prestigious venues in the Southern California area. Ashley currently works with The Education and Community Engagement Dept. at LA Opera as a performing artist. Ashley is featured on multiple professional recordings including: Invisible Cities-Original Cast Recording, The Edge of Forever-Original Cast recording, Porgy & Bess-San Francisco Opera, Steppin out-Solo Jazz album and more!

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