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Tivoli Treloar, a powerful and fluid mezzo-soprano, has performed roles including Galatea (Acis and Galatea), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Flora Bervoix (La traviata), Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), and originated the role of Athena in the world premiere of Quake. Recently, Treloar made her professional debut with Long Beach Opera singing the role of The Lover in the world premiere of Kate Sopers The Romance of the Rose, directed by James Darrah and conducted by Christopher Roundtree. In a glowing review, 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.” In The New York Times Critic's Pick: “Radiating a charming mixture of naïveté and intelligence, Tivoli Treloar has a light mezzo-soprano flexible enough to convey all the Lover’s changes of perspective.” Tivolis performance was further praised in Random Lengths News, “As The Lover, Treloar’s seemingly effortless command of every note, regardless of how she’s called upon to act or move during the utterance, is just: wow.”

Treloar is pursuing her Master of Music in Vocal Arts at The Juilliard School of Music where she studies with Darrell Babidge. Treloar is a proud recipient of the full-scholarship Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School. This fall at Juilliard, Treloar will be singing in a Master Class with renowned mezzo-soprano, Susan Graham, and will be performing in a Liederabend curated by Dr. Lydia Brown. In 2024, Treloar will sing the title role in Cavalli's Erismena and will cover Sesto in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito.

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 recipient of the Elaine Krown Klein Fine Arts Scholarship, the Mimi Alpert Feldman Scholarship, and the Emma B. Keller Fine Arts Scholarship. She was a member in the Seraphic Fire Artist Ensemble Program, and the Gluck Fellows Music Outreach Program. 

For the past two summers, Treloar has attended the prestigious Music Academy of the West Summer Festival where she has been a Fellow in the Lehrer Vocal Institute. In 2022, Treloar was a finalist for the VanderLaan Prize at Opera Grand Rapids where she won the Friends of the Opera Award, and a finalist for the Ryan Opera Ensemble at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

In December 2022, Treloar 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.” She will be featured on the upcoming release of Seraphic Fire's upcoming album of the Christmas program. 

Treloar 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. Treloar studied classical ballet and contemporary at Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy. Treloar 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.

Treloar 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, Treloar has choreographed and performed in multiple concept videos for the music recitals of her peers at UCLA. Treloar enjoys collaborating with all types of artists to create exciting new works featuring multiple mediums of art.