Australian-American mezzo-soprano Tivoli Treloar is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music where she studies with Juliana Gondek and Wendy Caldwell. Tivoli has sung roles including Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Flora Bervoix (La traviata) and Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor). Most recently, Tivoli sang Galatea in Acis and Galatea with the Tesserae Baroque Ensemble. In 2021, Tivoli sang the ensemble role of Echo in a workshop premiere of Kay Rhie’s new opera, Quake. In June 2023, Tivoli will sing the principal role of Athena in the fully-staged world premiere of Quake. Tivoli enjoys interpreting new music, and she has performed several contemporary works composed by UCLA faculty and students. Additionally, she has worked with composers including Tom Cipullo, Mark Carlson, and Anne LeBaron.
In December 2022, Tivoli was a featured soloist and chorister with GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire in their annual tour, A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Her work was admired in the South Florida Classical Review: “The straightforward, intimate expression of Tivoli Treloar’s rendering of John Jacob Niles’ ‘I Wonder as I Wonder’ carried its own eloquence.”
In 2022, Tivoli attended the prestigious Music Academy of the West Summer Festival where she was a Fellow in the Lehrer Vocal Institute. While there, Tivoli performed in a staged concert featuring the music of Tom Cipullo and covered Mme. Larina in Eugene Onegin. In a night of chamber music, she sang Jake Heggie’s song cycle, The Deepest Desire. Additionally, she performed in Hahn Hall 1922-2022: An Original Cabaret directed by James Darrah, with music direction by Craig Terry. Tivoli was invited to return to Music Academy this upcoming summer 2023, and she will be attending as a second-year Fellow in the Lehrer Vocal Institute.
Tivoli is a recipient of the Elaine Krown Klein Fine Arts Scholarship, the Mimi Alpert Feldman Scholarship, and the Emma B. Keller Fine Arts Scholarship. In 2022, she was a finalist for the VanderLaan Prize at Opera Grand Rapids where she won the Friends of the Opera Award.
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Tivoli is a dancer and choreographer with many years of training and performance experience. She has danced roles including Rosebud and Arabian Princess in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, as well as Firebird in scenes from Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Tivoli attended the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in New York City where she studied with ballet instructors from the academy in Moscow. She also trained with members of the Radio City Rockettes in New York City where she learned their precision dance technique.
Tivoli has choreographed a production of La traviata and has been the Dance Captain for several performance engagements. Recently, she worked with Nicola Bowie as the Assistant Choreographer for the production of Eugene Onegin at Music Academy of the West. Additionally, Tivoli has choreographed and performed in multiple concept videos for the music recitals of her peers at UCLA. Tivoli enjoys collaborating with all types of artists to create exciting new works featuring multiple mediums of art.