Australian-American mezzo-soprano Tivoli Treloar is currently earning a 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 in Le nozze di Figaro and Flora Bervoix in La traviata. Tivoli sang in a double-bill production of Orfeo nell'Infieri and La descente d’Orphée aux enfers under the direction of James Darrah and the baton of Grammy award-winning conductor, Stephen Stubbs. She sang the role of Echo in a workshop premiere of the new opera, Quake. Tivoli enjoys interpreting new music, and she has performed several contemporary works composed by UCLA faculty and students.

Tivoli recently attended the prestigious Music Academy of the West Summer Festival 2022 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 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.

Photos by Alyonka Owen