David Serero to Play Final Performance at the Snapple Theatre, Dec 17
David Serero, the internationally-renowned baritone known for his performances on world stages in theater and opera, returns to New York - following his success in concert here last year - with his newest show, "DAVID SERERO on Broadway" for three concert dates at the Snapple Theatre (1627 Broadway at 50th St.). Serero will play his final performance on December 17 at 8:30 p.m.
A Parisian native, the 33-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.
Serero made his U.S. concert debut last year in New York with the sold-out show DAVID SERERO: ALL IS CARE ABOUT IS LOVE, also at the Snapple Theatre.
This new show reprises numbers from the 2013 concert - including selections from MAN OF LA MANCHA, CHICAGO, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SHOW BOAT, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - along with comedy material and additional songs including Frank Sinatra selections in keeping with Mr. Serero's moniker, the "crooner baritone."
In addition to his DAVID SERERO ON BROADWAY concerts, Serero will also appear Off- Broadway from this fall as Chef Bruno in the new Musical TRUFFLES at the Zanger Hall (347 w 34th Street).
David Serero has performed over 700 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.
THE CROONER BARITONE, The Frank Sinatra Classics is Mr. Serero's new solo album. Performing Jazz classics made famous by Frank Sinatra such as I've got you under my skin, New York, My Way, Come Fly with me, Fly me to the Moon..etc.
His other recordings are L'HOMME DE LA MANCHA (Man of La Mancha in French version), THE BROADWAY BARITONE (performing Broadway baritone classics) 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 ON BROADWAY are $20 and can be reserved by calling 212 921 7862. For more information, visit www.davidserero.com.