Deaf-Born Singer David Serero Brings ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE to the Bernstein Theater Tonight
A Parisian native, the 32-year-old Mr. Serero enjoys a career as a musician having overcome considerable odds: he was born deaf, but after numerous operations he began to hear/speak when he was 12. He started playing the piano at age 13 and began singing when he was 16. He performs in 15 languages including English,, French, Italian, Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian, having studied for two years at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.
David Serero: ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE will star the singer in an evening of comedy and music as he performs selections from his extensive repertoire, including his newest recording, ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE. Highlights of the concert will include songs from MAN OF LA MANCHA, in which Mr. Serero performed the lead role of Don Quixote in a Parisian production, receiving the award for Best Actor/Singer in a Musical. The December 19 concert will also feature Christmas holiday tunes and songs that reflect the singer's Jewish heritage, along with numbers from the musicals FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SHOW BOAT, BRIGADOON, CHICAGO, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, "Mexico" from LE CHANTEUR DE MEXICO; Russian songs and -- last but not least -- comedy about Mr. Serero's life and travels around the world.
David Serero has performed over 600 concerts around the world at venues such as Opera Garnier Paris, L'Olympia, Eiffel Tower, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Budapest Opera conducted by Placido Domingo, and a sold-out debut at London's Dominion Theatre in the West End. In Israel, he played the lead role in the first Hebrew opera THE DYBBUK and has performed for Israeli President Shimon Peres and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, among others.
Mr. Serero arranged and produced an album of jazz standards, I WISH YOU LOVE for Jermaine Jackson (formerly of the Jackson Five), and together they recorded the French classic "Autumn Leaves." The duo appeared together in the new musical written by David Serero, YOU ARE NOT ALONE throughout France. ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE is Mr. Serero's debut solo album. His other recordings are L'HOMME DE LA MANCHA (Man of La Mancha in French version), and BEGGAR'S HOLIDAY, Duke Ellington's only musical, a rare revival of which Mr. Serero starred in last year in Paris.
David Serero studied at the prestigious Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, going on to make his operatic debut as Scarpia in TOSCA and Germont in LA TRAVIATA. He was the first foreigner to be accepted into the Young Soloists Academy, also in St. Petersburg, touring France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Russia, U.S. and Israel. His other operatic roles with U.S. and international companies include CARMEN, TALES OF HOFFMANN, CAVALLIERA RUSTICANA, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, DON PASQUALE and I PAGLIACCI.
Mr. Serero's philanthropic work includes performing concerts for UNICEF and Hadassah Medical Center, and he founded Forbidden Talents, an organization dedicated to restoring the music of composers suppressed during the Nazi regime.
Tickets to David Serero "ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE" are $20 and can be reserved by calling 212 921 7862.