With an operatic repertoire ranging from works by Monteverdi to Leonard Bernstein, soprano Ashley Seaton has appeared as a soloist with the Long Beach Camerata Orchestra and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra.

Fascinated and inspired by the history of the theater, Ms. Seaton incorporates her studies of Commedia dell’arte, clowning, and vaudeville into all of her performances, especially for the physically theatrical operetta, comedic, and crossover roles which she frequently performs. Recently performed roles include Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld, First Lady in The Magic Flute, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, and Cunegonde in Candide. After Ms. Seaton’s recent performance as Mademoiselle Silverpeal in Mozart’s The Impressario, the San Francisco Examiner said that her "display of anger would make Natalie Dessay proud."

In 2008 she participated in an opera and dance collaboration with the CSULB dance department, singing the roles of both La Musica and Euridice in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. Her other repertoire includes Manon, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Anne Truelove in The Rake’s Progress, and Lisette in La Rondine.

At Bel Canto Northwest she performed La voix humaine, Poulenc’s voyeuristic one-act tragedie lyrique for solo soprano. In the summer of 2008, she toured Italy as the soprano soloist for Incantato Summer Music Festival performances of Carmina Burana. Tour highlights include outdoor concerts at the Marina di Maiori with the State Symphony Orchestra from the Russian Republic of Udmurtia and at the Chiostro di San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome with the Nova Amadeus Orchestra.

Ms. Seaton has also attended the International Lyric Academy in Rome where she performed Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate as part of the Tuscia Operafestival. Additional Mozart works performed with orchestra include the Mass in C Minor and Vesperae solennes.

An accomplished swing dancer and dance instructor, Ashley specializes in Hollywood-style lindy-hop and balboa. She has taught lessons at various festivals throughout California, and she was a professional division finalist at the 2003 National Jitterbug Championships in Los Angeles, California.

Ashley is currently singing for the Los Angeles Operetta Project with the Los Angeles Operetta Society, a musical organisation aiming to record rare and previously unrecorded American operettas and make them available internationally.

Ms. Seaton holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Opera Performance from the Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach, California, and she has also studied American art song with the Florestan Project at the Songfest Young Artist Program in Malibu, CA. She recently completed her Master of Music degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Ms. Seaton studies with Timothy MacDougall.