Baritone DAVID SERERO stars as NABUCCO from Verdi’s opera for 5 unique performances at the Center for Jewish History, New York, in 2016 Three Sephardic-themed productions -- two Shakespeare classics and a Verdi opera -- will be presented in 2016 Off-Broadway in the theater located at the Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16 St.) in New York City, starting with MERCHANT OF VENICE last January, followed by NABUCCO April 6-17 and OTHELLO June 16-30. This trio of productions follo
David Serero smiles when he describes his new role as Shylock in a musical Merchant of Venice that premiered in New York last week.
“There are many ways to play Shylock,” he says.
“The last person to play Shylock in New York was Al Pacino, but all the biggest Jewish actors, like Jacob Adler, played Shylock as a villain. Shylock is the bad guy. Even today, in the finance world, when we call someone a ‘shylock,’ we mean he’s a bad guy who will kill for money.
“The way I d
William Shakespeare's classic THE MERCHANT OF VENICE will be performed in New York on June 10th at 3pm (Preview), 14th at 7pm (Opening), 22nd and 24th at 8pm 2015. International baritone and actor DAVID SERERO will play the lead role of SHYLOCK. Located at the Center Jewish of History, the A.S.F promotes Jewish Sephardi culture. This Merchant of Venice production will adapted into a sephardi style featuring Jewish ladino music of the era. It's a world premiere adaptation. Whe