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 (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.
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.
Photos by Alyonka Owen