Photo by Alyonka Owen
Mezzo-soprano Tivoli Treloar is pursuing her Master of Music in Vocal Arts at The Juilliard School where she studies with Darrell Babidge. Treloar is a proud recipient of the full-scholarship Kovner Fellowship. This season with Juilliard Opera, Treloar will sing the title role in Erismena and will cover Sesto in La clemenza di Tito. Recently, Treloar sang in master classes with renowned mezzo-sopranos, Susan Graham and Anne Sofie von Otter, and she was a Grant Winner in the Gerda Lissner Lieder/ Song Vocal Competition.
In February 2023, Treloar made her professional debut with Long Beach Opera singing the role of The Lover in the world premiere of Kate Soper’s The Romance of the Rose, directed by James Darrah and conducted by Christopher Roundtree. The Los Angeles Times hailed the premiere as an “operatic triumph” and wrote, “Tivoli Treloar superbly inhabits the stage like a veteran in her extraordinary first professional starring role.”
Treloar graduated Summa Cum Laude from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and was awarded the Dean’s Medal for academic and artistic excellence. At UCLA, she was a member of the Seraphic Fire Artist Ensemble Program, and the Gluck Fellows Music Outreach Program. With Opera UCLA, she performed Galatea in Acis and Galatea, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and Athena in the world premiere of Kay Rhie’s Quake.
For the past two summers, Treloar attended the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival as a Fellow in the Lehrer Vocal Institute. In December 2022, Treloar was a soloist and chorister with GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire and is featured on the album, The Apple Tree: Christmas with Seraphic Fire. 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.”
As an accomplished dancer and choreographer, Treloar has performed roles with Orange County Ballet Theater including Rosebud and Arabian Princess in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, and Firebird in scenes from Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Treloar studied ballet and contemporary at Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy and attended summer intensives with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and the Radio City Rockettes. For the 2022 production of Eugene Onegin at Music Academy of the West, she was the assistant choreographer to Nicola Bowie. During the pandemic, Treloar choreographed and performed in multiple filmed music recitals. Treloar enjoys collaborating with other artists to create works featuring multiple mediums of art.