A recent LA Opera performance at  the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles that included Chapman University Conservatory of Music alumni in key solo roles earned stellar reviews. A reviewer for LA Opus praised all the soloists for “their considerable individual talents” and “exceptionally beautiful voices.”

Alumni who performed in The Festival Play of Daniel, conducted by James Conlon, the internationally acclaimed music director of LA Opera who holds an honorary doctorate from Chapman, were tenors Robert MacNeil (’93), Ashley Faatoalia (’06) and Ben Bliss (’09), who played the title role. The review can be read online at LA Opus.