ATILIO MARINELLI, Tenor
Born and raised in the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Tango music spills from its balconies, from an Italian and Spanish heritage and prestigious artistic family.
His Italian father was a Tango dancer, his grandmother and his sister were opera singers and his uncle (also named Atilio Marinelli) was a famous South American movie and TV actor of the 60s and 70s;
not to mention that his cousin is married to the great tenor Andrea Boccelli.
Following the footsteps of his artistic family, Atilio began studying music at the age of 6 with the choir director of Balvanera’s Church. At the age of 14 he became the guitarist and lead singer of a rock band and as a young tenor he was selected to be in the “Argentinians Got Talent” television show.
In 1996 he founded his own entertainment company, and with 12 dancers and musicians he performed more than 2000 Latin Shows in 16 years and over 1000 shows in America since he arrived in 2012.
Performing all over the world he has been enchanting audiences with his charismatic shows with a twist of comedy and flair. "The best show we've seen in years!"
Atilio specializes in customized commercial, private and multi-media cabaret type shows as soloist or in duets.
Atilio studied opera with the great master teachers at Teatro Colón Opera in Buenos Aires and later in America with Steffanie Pearce from Opera Naples now Gulfshore Opera and Bill Doherty from Central Florida Lyric Opera.
In addition to his musical pursuits, Atilio received a college degree in Architecture and a master’s degree in Urban studies and was a former Argentinian Rugby champion.
A hard-working entrepreneur, Atilio started his own business as an Architect in Buenos Aires designing and building homes and business for 11 years there and also continues building homes here in America.
Atilio was an owner of 4 popular pizzerias in Argentina for many years.
Successfully became an American Citizen in 2017 and happy to be in America!