Musco Center & LA Opera present
Ashley Faatoalia: A Living Room Recital
Voices of Our Time
ONLINE Thursday, October 8, 2020
5 p.m. PDT | LIVESTREAM
Tenor and Chapman University alumnus Ashley Faatoalia partners with pianist Louise Thomas, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Performing Arts at Chapman, for a program of classic art songs, familiar arias and beloved spirituals – presented in collaboration with LA Opera as part of Chapman’s weeklong Chapman Family Homecoming.
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! Learn more at ashleyfaatoalia.com.
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