Opera & Broadway baritone, Actor, Producer and Recording Artist
French actor and baritone, David Serero, has received international recognition and critical acclaim from all over the world. At only 33 years old, this fresh performer has already performed more than 700 concerts and performances throughout the world. Some of these have been broadcast on worldwide televisions totalizing an average audience of 30 millions of viewers and 18 millions on radios. Performing on the most prestigious worldwide stages and for the most important occasions, this true Show-Man and Entertainer brings a fresh approach to the Opera world by giving more than 80 concerts per year, during which he brings all his eclectic repertoire (Opera, Broadway, World Music, Jazz and Comedy), resulting as unique shows. He has given concerts at the Opera Garnier Paris, L'Olympia, The Eiffel Tower..the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Budapest Opera conducted by Placido Domingo, concert at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam...and made his sold out WEST END debuts at the Dominion Theatre. In London, David performed at the Wembley stadium and at the Royal College of Music. He has sung more than 20 lead roles in Opera, Operetta and Musical Theater. He organizes several concerts in benefit to charities for which he commits himself on a daily basis and performed for Presidents and biggest world's leaders. He often goes to perform in Hospitals, schools…etc. In march 2012 David Serero performed his signature role of Don Quixote from MAN OF LA MANCHA in Paris. During november 2012 in Paris, David Serero performed the title role from the revival of Duke ELLINGTON's only musical: BEGGAR'S HOLIDAY and also starred in the cast album recording. In January 2013, David performed with JERMAINE JACKSON in YOU ARE NOT ALONE, a musical written, directed and produced by David Serero. David has produced and directed I WISH YOU LOVE an album of Jazz standards with Jermaine Jackson. On this album, David and Jermaine have recorded a unique version of French classic "Autumn Leaves - Les Feuilles Mortes".The video clip of their duet, directed by David Serero, was shot in Paris.
In December 2013, David shared the cover of "Theatre & Performances" with BARBRA STREISAND in London and made his BROADWAY solo debut at the SNAPPLE Theatre in New York.
As an Actor in he starred in Features Films, TV Films & Series and Plays. He recently performed in New York the lead roles in films The Kingdom of the Alley, Ring Ring, Super Paradise, Capicola, Laundry Day, Ransom, There will come soft rains and more. See IMDb.
He has recorded THE BROADWAY BARITONE featuring Broadway classics with a Philharmonic orchestra.
From May to October 2014, he gave more than 100 performances his One Man Musical Show in Paris at the Theatre du Gymnase.
During the summer 2014, he recorded the entire love letters's correspondence of NAPOLEON to Josephine and released his new studio album THE CROONER BARITONE, The Frank Sinatra Classics. Albums available on iTunes and music stores.
Since October 2014, he has been playing the part of Chef Bruno in the musical TRUFFLES in New York.
Among his future engagements, David will perform the lead role of SHYLOCK from THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare in New York in June 2015. In March David Serero will be Christopher Sly & Vincentio from The Taming of the Shrew at the Shrew at the New York Public Library. In May he will be King Edward (Richard III) in New York and in August King of France (Henry V) in Azincourt, France for its 600th anniversary.
In New York, in May, he will play the lead role of Marcel Proust from the play "Proust & Joyce at the Majestic Hotel".
Full biography on www.davidserero.com
Born in Paris in 1981, David Serero started his career in musicals and theater in New-York (where he lived for 3 years). Then in 2002, David Serero discovered Opera. In 2004, he moved to St Petersburg (Russia) to study at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in the Opera and in the Dramatic Theater department. That same year he made his operatic debut singing Scarpia (Tosca) and Germont (La Traviata). From his acclaimed debut, David received an invitation to be part of the prestigious Young Soloists Academy of the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg, Russia, founded by Valery Gergiev and directed by Larissa Gergieva. He became the first "non-Russian" to be part of the Academy. He has toured in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Russia, USA and Israel. In 2006, David Serero made his European debut singing Escamillo (Carmen), his most signature role, at the Brasov Opera in Romania, staged by Cristian Mihaielescu. David Serero received the high distinction of "Ambassador of the city of Brasov" from the Romanian government for his debut performance. In 2007, he returned to sing the parts of the Four Villains (Tales of Hoffmann) in that same company. That same year, David made his U.S debut singing Alfio (Cavalliera Rusticana) & Tonio (I Pagliacci) in Harrisburg, PA. He received critical acclaim for his acting qualities. At 26 years old, David Serero is the youngest French opera singer to make his U.S debut. (Source A.F.P). In 2008, David Serero performed the part of Escamillo (Carmen) at the Livermore Valley Opera (San Francisco, CA) staged by director James Marvel. Invited by the conductor Richard Beswick (ex-Artistic Director and Producer of the legendary label Decca in London for 20 years), he made his France debut with Doctor Malatesta (Don Pasquale), with the Centre Philharmonic in 2008.Thanks to the Encouragement Prize that he received from the Bizet Foundation, David Serero performed the part of Zurga (Pearl Fishers) in Romania. During 2009, David Serero performed the roles of Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Escamillo (Carmen) both in Florida, USA.Mr Serero has performed the parts of General Boum (La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein / Offenbach) and the Vice-Roi (La Perichole / Offenbach), both for a total of 70 performances. David Serero participated in the Opéralia competition (founded and directed by legendary tenor Placido Domingo) in Hungary 2009. During this competition, David Serero was featured in a documentary of Placido Domingo broadcast on the National Hungarian TV. David Serero was chosen to perform the part of Zapata (Le Chanteur de Mexico) for the 50th celebration of the operetta in Nice 2010.
During 2010 and 2011, he performed at the OPERA DU RANELAGH in Paris, for which he was the Artistic Director. He performed there a concert with pianist CYPRIEN KATSARIS. He later toured in Noumea (New Caledonia) and St Denis (Ile de la Reunion).
In July 2011, David Serero performed the Premiere of the first Opera in Hebrew "The Dybbuk" by composer Ofer Ben-Amots in Israel in the festival Kfar Blum.This performance was broadcast LIVE on all radios in Israel.
In August 2011, he created the OPERA & BROADWAY FESTIVAL at the BARRIERE CASINO in Deauville.
In September 2011, he performed a sold out concert at the Synagogue of Nazareth in Paris for the European Day of Jewish Culture. This concert was recorded and broadcast on TV and on Radio.
David performed the part of Valiente (Andalousie) in Lyon with the CALA company.
David Serero performed his most signature role: Don Quixote from Man of La Mancha in Paris at the Theatre des Varietes (March 2012). He has also performed it in Deauville (August 2012).
In June 2012, David founded the 1st Paris Film Festival of Musical Film.
July 14th 2012 (Bastille Day), David Serero performed the French and Israeli national anthem for the President of Israel: Mr Shimon Peres.
In August 2012, David performed his Deauville Opera & Broadway festival for its 3rd consecutive year.
September 2012, David Serero was the Artistic Director, Arranger and Producer of "I WISH YOU LOVE", the new album of Jermaine JACKSON (Jackson Five member) of Jazz standards. On this album David Serero and Jermaine Jackson performed together a duet on Autumn Leaves (french classic "Les Feuilles Mortes" originally performed by Yves Montand). The video clip of this song was directed and produced by David Serero. He actually chose to shoot it in black & white.
October 2012, David made his debut on WEST END, performing a SOLD OUT concert at the Dominion Theater in London. During his stay, he also performed a show in benefit to the Meir Panim UK charity in London.
November 2012, David performed the title role of BEGGAR'S HOLIDAY, the only Duke Ellington's musical, at the Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris during 6 sold out shows. This musical has never been performed since 1946.
David has directed, arranged and produced the Cast Album Recording in which he also performs the lead part of Happy Mac.
The video clip of "In Between / Tomorrow Mountain" from BEGGAR'S HOLIDAY has been released.
In January 2013, David Serero has performed with Jermaine JACKSON "YOU ARE NOT ALONE", a new musical written, directed and produced by David. This musical was performed in Paris and toured in France during the month of January 2013.
February 2013, David has toured in Israel with concerts in benefit to the WIZO in Nethanya, The Jerusalem Music Center in Jerusalem..etc.
March 2013, David recorded his debut solo album "ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE".
On May 22nd 2013, David had the honor to perform the French national anthem (La Marseillaise) for French president Mr Nicolas SARKOZY during his visit in Netanya, Israel.
In June 2013, he created the LONDON MUSICAL FILM FESTIVAL and performed at the Bush Hall in London. In London, he performed at the Royal College of Music and the Wembley Stadium.
November 2013, David performed in St Petersburg, Russia with Katerina Kovanji.
December 2013, David shared the cover of the prestigious magazine Theatre & Performance with BARBRA STREISAND in London and made his solo BROADWAY debut at the Bernstein Theater with his One Man Musical Show.
In March 2014, he released his new album THE BROADWAY BARITONE with selections from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, Beauty and the Beast, Camelot, South Pacific..etc.
In Avril/Mai 2014, he performed his UK TOUR in London at the Leicester Square Theatre, Birmingham at the Glee Club, Liverpool at the Epstein Theatre and Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music and in Leeds.
David was a jury member of the Competition of Russian Music in London at the Royal College of Music.
He recorded the anthem for the 2014 World Soccer Cup in Brazil.
From May to October 2014, David performed his One Man Musical Show at the Theatre du Gymnase in Paris giving more than 100 performances.
In the summer 2014, he recorded the whole Love letters' correspondence of NAPOLEON to Josephine.
He has also released his new studio album THE CROONER BARITONE, The Frank Sinatra Classics.
In France, he starred in the films EVA + LEON by Emilie Cherpitel and NOUS TROIS OU RIEN by Kheiron.
In New York, he starred in Laundry Day Amarena by Andrew Abballe, Super Paradise by Nour Matimusha, Capicola by Mark Aiello, Laundry Day by Jake Peterson, Ransom by Brendan Duffy, There will come soft rains by Danielle Boyd, Ring Ring and The Kingdom of the Alley by Stephen Skeel, New York 180 by Hongkai Sun.
Since October, he performs the lead role of CHEF BRUNO from the Musical TRUFFLES in New York.
He was a finalist of the Duke Ellington Jazz Vocal Competition in New York.
From October to December, he performed his One Man Musical Show on Broadway at the Snapple theater. One these performances has been broadcast live on Applause Network TV.
In December, he performed his show XMAS FOR JEWS at the Zanger Hall in New York.
He also performed the lead part of NAPOLEON in the Stanley Kubrick workshop at the New York University.
On December 31st, he performed New York, New York with Arthur on TF1.
In Janurary, he played the part of Alfred in the film New York 180 directed by Hongkai Sun.
He will perform the parts of Christopher Sly & Vincentio from The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare) at the New York Public Library.
Besides singing and acting roles, Mr Serero is quite active in concerts by singing over 80 concerts per year throughout the world.
Among those of 2014/2015: Concerts at the French Embassy in New York, Chef Bruno in the musical TRUFFLES in New York, performance at the American Sephardi Federation in New York, performed his One Man Musical Show on Broadway from October to december 2014, 2 performances of his show XMAS FOR JEWS at the Zanger Hall, Finalist of the Duke Ellington Jazz Vocal Competition in New York, concert at the Scene Watteau in Nogent sur Marne, concerts in St Germain en Laye with IND students.
Among those of 2013/2014: Concert at the BUSH HALL in London (June 18th 2013). Concert at the French Embassy in Tel Aviv for the President of Israel, Mr Shimon Peres (July 14th 2013). Concert in Singapore for the Grand Prix. Concert at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2014. Concerts in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Concert in Dubai. Concert in benefit of the Jewish Deaf Association at the Middle Temple in London. Performances of the ONE MAN OPERA SHOW in Paris for 6 months. Performance at the Wembley Stadium in London. Performance in Leeds, UK.
Among those of 2012/2013: Sold out West End debut at the Dominion Theater in London. Gala concert in benefit of Meir Panim in London. Concert at the Allegro in Lyon. Concert in Nethanya and in Jerusalem at the Jerusalem Music Center in benefit to the Wizo. Concert for the liberation of Guilad Shalit with the presence of Guilad Shalit in Paris' City Hall. Concert at the Royal College of Music during the Festival of Russian songs. David performed for French president Mr Nicolas SARKOZY during his visit in Israel on may 22nd 2013.
Among those of 2011/2012: Opera Festival at the Theatre of Deauville. Opening night of the Festival in Vonnas. Concert for the European Day of Jewish Culture in Paris. Concert in Tessaloniki at the Archeologic Museum with pianist Cyprien Katsaris. Debut at the ConcertGebouw of Amsterdam. Concerts in New Caledonia and Ile de la Reunion with pianist Gerard Gahnassia. Role of Valiente from Andalousia in Lyon. Concert in Moscow. Concert in Tel Aviv at the Felicja Blumenthal. Concert for the 1st Paris Film Festival of Musical Film. Concert in Lyon, Dijon and Chantilly. Musical show "Sepharade" with writer Eliette Abecassis based on her book. Showcase at Virgin in Nice. Concert at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem for Israeli and Palestinians children. Concert for the Technion.
Among those of 2010/2011: David has given a concert in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Deauville (Normandy) at the Theater of the Casino Lucien Barrière of Deauville. For the 100th anniversary of the French Institute of London, David Serero gave a concert in London. Concert for the European Medical day in Paris. Concert at the Theatre des Varietes in Paris. Russian Tour with popular Russian singers Zarina Maliti and Felix Tsarikati in Moscow, St Petersbourg and Vladikavkaz. Opening season at the Opera du Ranelagh (for which David Serero is the Artistic Director). World Concert Tour with the world renowned Master pianist Cyprien Katsaris at the Opera du Ranelagh. Concerts in Israel at the Felicja Blumental Music Center in Tel-Aviv. Concert at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem for Israelis and Palestinians children. Pre-Opening concert of the Cannes Film festival in Cannes (April 20th 2011). Concert Salle Molière of Lyon (May 16th 2011). Concert in Paris and in Nice in benefit to the Hospitals Hadassah. David Serero performed a concert with two of the most famous singers in Russia: Joseph Kobzon and Zarina Maliti at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow.
Among those of 2009/2010: Open air Concert for Summer Festival in Paris. Tribute concert for the 50th death anniversary at the Czech Centre in Paris. Concerts for children in Hospitals. David Serero gave more than 30 others concerts in prestigious venues such as: Theatre du Gymnase, L'Alhambra, Salons France-Amerique, Salle Cortot, Theatre Adyar...etc. Concert for the 100th anniversary of the International Women Day in Paris. 2 concerts for "Les Envolées Lyriques" (1st festival dedicated to Opera in Paris). Concert for the year France-Russia 2010 in Paris in the historical location of the Russian Conservatory Sergei Rachmaninov. Concert in Montpellier. Broadway concert in Chantilly. Invited by the Russian star Zarina Maliti, David Serero gave 3 sold out concerts with her in Moscow and Vladikavkaz. This last one was broadcast by the Russian TV for an average of 15 millions of viewers. David Serero gave his annual Gala in benefit to the UNICEF at the Theatre le Ranelagh in Paris. Concert for the French national Music day in Paris. Gala for the Technion. David has performed the French national anthem in front of the Eiffel Tower for 15.000 people.
Among those of 2008/2009: Mr Serero has performed a concert for the 80th Anniversary of Anne Frank in Paris with the sponsor of the Embassy of Netherland and Germany. Concert in support of the French-Israeli hostage Guilad Shalit. Gala concert in benefit of the UNICEF in the city hall of Paris with Mr Jean Tiberi (former Mayor of Paris). Opening concert of the Festival of Jewish Cultures at the Grand City Hall of Paris with the sponsor of the Embassy of USA in France. Opera Gala in Florida broadcast to millions of viewers. Dinner Gala at the UNESCO in Paris. Dinner Gala for ministers of French Government. He sung the French National Anthem for the venue in France of the Prime minister of Israel: Mr Benjamin Netanyahou.
David Serero has received the "Excellent distinction” from the Paris Competition Professional Union of Masters of French Singing (UPMCF) in the Superior level and was a finalist of the International competition of Operetta & Musical Theater of Marseille 2010. He was a finalist in the Duke Ellington Jazz Vocal Competition in New York.
In 2009, he funded with his business partner his own production company: David Serero Productions. Producing concerts, Operas, plays, musicals and shows throught the world (over 200 performances produced). In september 2011, David Serero created his own record label.
David Serero is the founder and Artistic Director of the Opera du Ranelagh (a new Opera house in Paris) at the Theatre du Ranelagh in Paris during 2010 and 2011. He is also the Artistic Director and Producer of the Opera Festival from the Group Lucien Barrière of Deauville.
As an actor in Theater plays and Films, David Serero has already performed 10 lead roles in Theater, from T. Williams to Shakespeare, in France and USA. Since 2008, David performed in featured films (check IMDb), TV Movie and TV series. In films, David was with Melanie Laurent in "Et Soudain..tout le monde me manque" and recently in the up coming film "CZ12", with and directed by Jackie Chan.
Besides his French native tongue, David Serero speaks fluently English, Italian, Russian and Hebrew and sings in Italian, French, English, Russian, Spanish, German, Hebrew, Czech, Armenian, Yiddish and Ladino.
Establishing himself as a "People's Artist", David Serero organizes and participates in several concerts and galas in order to raise funds for Humanitarians organizations throughout the world such as the UNICEF. Like his mentors, David is not content to use music to just entertain people, although he is quite a dynamic performer. He uses music to bring people together, to bridge the gap between the races, and to heal the human heart. David is also an active defender of Human Rights.
David Serero supports strongly the Hadassah hospitals in Jerusalem by performing concerts in benefit to this cause. He has been named President of the Young Hadassah France in 2011.
David Serero is the founder of Forbidden Talents (www.forbiddentalents.com), which promote through series of concerts and events the work of Talents who were forbidden by the Nazi regime. Among them are Weill, Zemlinsky, Ullmann,...etc and Bohuslav Martinu for whom Mr Serero gave the tribute concert for the 50th death anniversary of the Czech composer at the Centre Tchèque in Paris with the support of the Martinu Foundation Prague.
Mr Serero is regularly subject of documentaries and interviews from worldwide different Medias with the aim of promoting Opera and Music to the largest audience. Mr Serero affects others repertoires than Opera such as Jazz standards, Broadway Musicals, Showtunes and World Music.
David studied Jazz Piano at the Bill Evans Piano Academy in 1999 and graduated from the Rimsky Korsakov Conservatory in St Petersburg as an Opera Soloist with the "Honor" mention as well as from the Dramatic Theater department in 2004. David graduated as an actor from the H.B Studio in NYC in 2003.. He has studied voice with Anna Maria Bondi, Jorge Chaminé and Christian Jean (in memoriam). He works with vocal coaches such as Janine Reiss (Vocal Coach of legendary Maria Callas) and Damien Lehman.