Mithuna Sivaraman is both a coloratura soprano and a California-licensed attorney. Her involvement with Opera on Tap started in San Francisco, where she was a Co-Managing Diva from 2017-2018. She has sung in several Opera on Tap bar shows in San Francisco and New York, and has also been involved with the Emmie & Harry’s endeavor since the advent of COVID-19.
As an artist, Mithuna was a semi-finalist in Lyra New York’s 2020 International Vocal Competition, and has made role debuts in New York and New Jersey as Colleen in Scott Joiner’s Connection Lost (Modern Opera Company), Casilda in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers (Ridgewood G&S Opera Company), Clizia in Handel’s Teseo (Cantanti Project), and Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (New York Lyric Opera Theater); and covered the role of Savitri in New Camerata Opera’s double bill of Venus and Adonis/Savitri. She has also performed with companies in California and Washington D.C.; other roles performed include Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel).
Mithuna is also an experienced choral artist. She sang with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus from 2014 to 2018, and is currently a member of Downtown Voices at Trinity Wall Street. Born and raised in Singapore, she is of Tamil descent, and is extensively trained in both Hindustani and Carnatic classical voice, with teachers including Ustad Vilayat Khan and D.K. Pattammal.
In her non-singing life, Mithuna is a seasoned transfer pricing specialist with the international tax practice at Ernst & Young LLP. Her clients are comprised of major players in the financial services industry, and she also has experience with issues pertaining to tax reform and tax controversy. She graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 2008, and earned her juris doctor from Emory University School of Law in 2013. She has been a member of the California bar since 2013.