Ashley Faatoalia is a versatile and inspirational singer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ashley studied voice at Chapman University with Dr. Peter Atherton and since then he has been performing far and wide. The Los Angeles Times calls him “Outstanding”, Opera News calls his singing “hauntingly beautiful” and credits him with “a voice of winning purity and variety of expression” and The San Francisco Chronicle labels his voice “Sweet-toned”.
In these early 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, Anthony Davis, Christopher Cerrone, Rand Steiger, Lewis Pesacov, Anne LeBaron and many more. Often noted for his soaring tenor and warm stage presence, Ashley’s recent engagements include: The role of Amadou in the west coast premiere of Omar with Los Angeles Opera, The role of Korey Wise in The Central Park Five with Long Beach Opera, The role of Simon in The Three Women of Jerusalem with Los Angeles Opera, The role of The Crab Man
in Porgy & Bess with Seattle Opera, EUROPERAS with The Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Industry, Albert Hoffman in LSD: The Opera, with The Industry, his debut as Marco Polo in
the premiere of the Emmy-Award-winning, Pulitzer-Prize-nominated, Invisible Cities with The Industry, Charles Edward in Candide with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Habakuk in The Festival Play of Daniel with Los Angeles Opera concerts with MUSE/IQUE, New West Symphony, Riverside County Philharmonic, California Philharmonic, Santa Monica Symphony, Wild Up, Opera Povera, 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. Upcoming engagements include: Remus in Treemonisha with Volcano Theatre of Toronto, Ashley in Recital with Sun Valley Opera, and more. Ashley also currently works with LA Opera Connects at Los Angeles Opera as a performing artist.