and producer, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1971. As a child,
Carelli studied photography and design, in addition to writing
cartoons, scripts and songs for his own children's stories.
His first contacts with music were singing in the choir
of his grandmother' Spiritist Center at age 8-9.
In 1986, Carelli began studing piano and soon after, studing violin and theory at Brazilian Conservatory of Music, where he graduated in 1993.
Before this, he studied orchestration and composed his first classical compositions.
As a self-taught, he also studied orchestration, composition, cello, clarinet, flute, trombone and percussion. While composing little pieces of music since childhood, his early
"serious" music works began to emerge from 1986.
His debut as a musician took place in the theater. In 1990 he composed the music scene for the theatrical spectacle
"Casa Velha" (Old House), by Tony Caroll.
In 1993, he wrote the arrangements for Tony Caroll's chidren musical "O Rato Roeu a Roupa do Rei Risonho" (The
rat chewed the clothes of the Smiling King). Between 2003 and 2007, he composed the music
for his operetta Carlos the Novice, and songs for "As Meninas do
Jardim Neon" (The Girls from Neon Garden), another Tony Caroll's
In 2015, his music started to be performed in concert halls. On January, three songs - Beach Ballad
1, Nocturne and Gypsy Dance - are premiered in a Chamber Concert at the Centro Cultural Francisco Mignone, receiving praise from Maria Josephina Mignone, widow
of appraised brazilian composer
Francisco Mignone. The performers were pianist Nivaldo Tavares,
american oboist Harold Emert and cellist Rodrigo Alencastre.
On March at Germania Society Theater, the same three works are performed
again by pianist Tavares, cellist Alencastre, and Carelli performing
as second cellist. In November, two "Baladas de Amor" (Love's
Ballads) by Carelli are premiered by argentinian tenor Martin
THEATER & TV
In 1980 Roberto Carelli took part on the cast of kids TV show " Plim Plim o Magico
do Papel" (Plim Plim the Paper Wizard) , headed by Gualba Pessanha on
brazilian TV channel Tupi.
In 1985, he acted on Gil Vicente's 1516 theatrical play "Auto da Barca do Inferno"
(Act of the Ship of Hell) performed in CPII, Rio de Janeiro.
In 1989 he attended acting classes at Escola de Teatro Martins Penna, and other performing arts schools in Rio de Janeiro. In 1990 he acted in some amateur theatrical spetacles in Niterói , Nilópolis and Rio de Janeiro.
In 1997 he produced " Terreiro de Umbanda" , his first documentary
about Brazilian religious syncretism. In 2005, he opened his own production company in Rio de Janeiro. The same year he produced "First Terê BMX", documentary about the first BMX championship in Teresópólis. directed by
BMX champion Onofre Castilho.
The following year he joined the production of "Xuxa Party", stage
show headed by brazilian TV host Xuxa. In June 2007 he produced the BMX Brazilian Championship , held in Rio with the direction
of Onofre Castilho. He and Onofre worked together on video coverage of NAP 2007.
Many of Carelli & Onofre sport videos were broadcasted on Globo Network , SporTV ,
ESPN, Whohoo Channel, and others . In 2012,
Carelli produced the documentary "Guitar Solos" , about the
argentinian guitarist Maximiliano Mazer. Carelli co-directed the
video with the american producer John Elliott .
From 2007 to 2010 Carelli
produced theatrical spectacles for Vitavision and OficinadeAtores.com.br : The Skits Theater Festivals , presented in Rio de Janeiro ( the first Festival in April 2007 , directed by Tony Caroll , the second in May 2008 , directed by Rafael Cruz , and the third in December 2008 , directed by Monique Lafond ) ;
Quadrille, theater play by Jomar Magalhães based on brazilian writer Carlos Drummond de Andrade. premiered in August 2008 , in Rio de Janeiro ;
Album de Família (Family Album), by Nelson Rodrigues , directed by Jorge Farjalla , premiered in July 2008 at the Teatro Solar de Botafogo (Rio
de Janeiro) , which won first place in the ranking of the best theatrical shows in Rio de Janeiro that month
on "Fama" magazine,
In 2009 , he was the musical director of "História de Lenços e
Ventos (History of Scarves and Winds) theatral play by argentinian
author Ilo Krugli, music by Caique Botkay, direction of Jorge Farjalla .