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CBS - Merchant of Venice with David Serero as Shylock
BROADWAY WORLD - David Serero as Shylock, Nabucco and Othello
THEATERMANIA - David Serero as Shylock, Nabucco and Othello
LA DEPECHE - Quand Beatbox et Opera se rencontrent
MY FRENCH CITY - David Serero remonte sur les planches à New York
STEREOSTICKMAN - Review of All My Love is For You by David Serero
CURTAIN UP - Review of David Serero as Shylock
JEWISH WEEK - David Serero paying vocal homage to his roots
BROADWAY WORLD - David Serero to perform an open air concert on Times Square for Best of France
FATAL CUT - David Serero  stars as Nabucco
INDIE BAND GURU - Review on album All My Love is For You 
MUSICAL AMERICA -
GET NEWS - Michael Douglas, David Broza, David Serero and Tzipi Livni at the JPost Conference 
HUFFINGTON POST MAGHREB - 
UOMO MODERNO
WE DO IT FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC - Review of All My Love is For You album
WQXR Radio - Fred Plotkin's Verdian season New York - David Serero as Nabucco
MUSICAL AMERICA - 
JERUSALEM POST - Shakespeare gets the Sephardic treatment
THEATRE CONTEMPORAIN - David Serero dans Othello à New York
THE FORWARD - Sephardic Othello is a dream come true for David Serero
TELQUEL - Othello dans une version Marocaine
BACKSTAGE - I got cast
TWISTONLINE - Interview with multi talented artist David Serero
THE FADER - David Serero in Swet Shop Boys  
YABILADI - David Serero porte le peuple Marocain
JEWISH WEEK - Merchant of Venice
MOROCCO WORLD NEWS - Othello seen through a Moroccan lens
HUFFINGTON POST - International Operatic Baritone David Serero
MUSICAL AMERICA - 
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
BROADWAY WORLD - David Serero to star in The Merchant of Venice
INDIE WIRE -  David Serero with Riz Ahmed 
FRENCH MORNING - Concert caritatif de David Serero pour Surgeons of Hope
BLOG TORONTO - David Serero to perform at the Mimouna Gala in Toronto, Canada
MAXIMUM VENTURE - David Serero in Toronto, Canada
WELL ATTENDED - Podcast - David Serero 
DIGITAL JOURNAL
DIGITAL JOURNAL
WASHINGTON MAGAZINE - David Serero enters the prestigious WHO'S WHO
MOROCCO WORLD NEWS - New York Sephardic Music Festival by David Serero
MOROCCO WORLD NEWS - Moroccan Jewish Sings for the Throne Day Gala
MOROCCO ON THE MOVE - David Serero in a Moroccan Othello
MOROCCO ON THE MOVE - David Serero in a Moroccan Othello
BROADWAY WORLD - American Sephardi Music Festival by David Serero
EXPOSED VOCALS - David Serero releases his new albumAll My Love is For You
RADIO SEFARAD - David Serero un Sefardi de Opera
RADIO SEFARAD - David Serero un Sefardi de Opera
ALL MUSIC TRENDS - David Serero's All My Love is for you review
STEPKID - All My Love is for you - Review
YABILADI - David Serero Lalla Joumala
YABILADI - David Serero Lalla Joumala
THE STAGE REVIEW - David Serero stars as Nabucco
THE STAGE REVIEW - David Serero stars as Nabucco
ACTU MEDIAS - David Serero interview 
MAROC DIPLOMATIQUE - Salle comble New York
THIS IS 50 - David Serero to perform Andre Azoulay
MAP EXPRESS - Salle comble Andre Azoulay
BROADWAY WORLD - American Sephardi Music Festival
BROADWAY WORLD - Nabucco
NEW YORKER - Bastille Day
CHICAGO TRIBUNE - David Serero performs in Chicago
A NOS ARTS Magazine, France 
Cover of Magazine A NOS ARTS
THEATRE & PERFORMANCE, UK
 with BARBRA STREISAND
CELEBRITY MAGAZINE - LONDON, UK

March 2013

THE TELEGRAPH -
LONDON, UK

March 2013

THE JERUSALEM POST

David Serero plays Shylock

June 2015

THEATRE & PERFORMANCE 
London, UK

2014

THE STRAITS - SINGAPORE

David Serero performs in SINGAPORE

By Lisabel Ting - September 19th 2013

 

 

IL CORRIERE DELLA SERRA, ITALY
David Serero dal vivo al NUMBER ONE

By Desiree Klain - September 1st 2013

TENTATION MAGAZINE

DAVID SERERO: LE BARYTON STAR

Decembre 2013

THEATERMANIA, USA

http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/11-2013/baritone-david-serero-to-make-off-broadway-debut-i_66715.html

New York, November 2013

 

French-born actor and internationally renowned baritone David Serero will perform a holiday concert on December 19 at the Snapple Theater Center's Bernstein Theater. The one-night-only concert will be his only American appearance this year.

 

THE JEWISH WEEK, USA

by Ted Merwin

December 2013 

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/short-takes/paris-song

Just ask David Serero, the French-accented Jewish baritone who will bring his “one-man musical” to New York next week. Serero will perform show tunes and holiday songs, many of them in French translation. Based on his recently released album, “All I Care About is Love,” the concert will take place on Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Bernstein Theater in Midtown.

Serero, whose father was born in Morocco and whose mother was born in Iran, grew up in Paris. Although he was deaf for most of his childhood because of an undiagnosed ear infection, he caught up quickly in his teen years after surgery corrected the problem, and set his sights on becoming an opera singer. After training in Russia, he premiered an operatic version of “The Dybbuk” in Israel, which was broadcast nationwide on radio. Although he has performed more than 600 concerts all over the world, he is best known for starring as Don Quixote in a Paris production of “Man of La Mancha.”

His concert will feature such gems as “Mexico” (from the French film, “The Singer of Mexico”), “Ah! Si j’etait riche,” (a French version of “If I Were a Rich Man”), and the Russian folk tune, “Les Yeux Noirs” (The Black Eyes).

In an interview with The Jewish Week, Serero described the concert as a “journey to several musical genres and repertoires with a healthy dose of Jewish humor.” Noting that his nickname in London is “The Phantom of the Oy-pera,” Serero noted that many of his jokes revolve around Jewish family life.

“I went to the funeral of one of the Rothschilds,” he joked. “I couldn’t stop weeping. They asked me if I was a member of the family. I said, ‘No, that’s why I’m crying.’” Or again, “I asked my dad if my intelligence came from him.” He said, “No, your mother gave it to you. I still have mine.’”

Serero’s first feature film, released in 2010, was “Et soudain tout le monde me manque,” (Suddenly Everybody Misses Me), in which he sang the Kaddish prayer.” They needed a French opera singer who was available in August, who could recite Kaddish and who was available to work on Shabbat.”

The singer brings a sly wit, along with a spirit of pleasure and optimism, to both his life and his work. “I want everyone to have a good time. I do everything with joie de vivre.”

CBS, LOCAL NEWS, USA

April 22th, 2015

David Serero to star as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice in New York, June 2015.

http://events.newyork.cbslocal.com/newyork_ny/events/merchant-venice-nyc-starring-david-serero-shylo-/E0-001-083035040-2

BACKSTAGE, USA

June, 2015

David Serero cast as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice in New York, June 2015.

http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/getting-cast/icastit-1-way-make-casting-see-you-role/

JERUSALEM POST, ISRAEL

French baritone opera star will be performing at the Felicia Blumenthal Concert Hall this Wednesday evening.

By Joshua Lipson - July 23th 2013

http://www.jpost.com/Arts-and-Culture/Music/David-Serero-comes-to-Tel-Aviv-320815

FUTE MAGAZINE

Cover February 2013

CLOSER MAGAZINE, FRANCE

November 2012

BROADWAYWORLD, USA

Singer David Serero Brings ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE to the Bernstein Theater Tonight

http://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/Deaf-Born-Singer-David-Serero-to-Bring-ALL-I-CARE-ABOUT-IS-LOVE-to-the-Bernstein-Theater-1219-20131218#

December 19

 

David Serero, the internationally-renowned baritone known for his performances on world stages in theater and opera, will make his New York City, Off-Broadway debut this year with a one-night-only holiday concert -- David Serero: ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE -- tonight, December 19 at 8 pm in the Bernstein Theater (1627 Broadway at 50th St.) in New York City.

 

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.

PUBLIC MAGAZINE, France

By Leslie Benaroch

November 2012

OPERA NOW, UK

February 2012

BALTHAZAR MAGAZINE, France

2013

THE JEWISH TELEGRAH, UK

By Simon Yaffe

June 2013

DAVID SERERO: L'OVNI de l'Opéra

Mag 2 Lyon by Nadege Michaudet

ARTICLE - LE FIGARO

FESTIVAL DU FILM MUSICAL DE PARIS PAR DAVID SERERO

 

http://www.lefigaro.fr/cinema/2012/06/22/03002-20120622ARTFIG00551-le-festival-du-film-musical-de-paris.php

 

Les grands classiques musicaux de Broadway ont enfin leur festival grâce au baryton David Serero. Au programme de cette première édition, trois à quatre films par jour, dont les comédies musicales américaines Funny Girl, avec Barbra Streisand, Singin'in the Rain, Moulin

Rouge, Cabaret, avecLiza Minnelli, ou Les hommes préfèrent les blondes, avec Marilyn Monroe. Mais aussi les frenchies Demoiselles de Rochefort, de Michel Legrand et Jacques Demy. Pour clôturer ces quatre jours au Club de l'Etoile, David Serero interprétera les plus grands airs de Broadway et de Hollywood pour un concert inédit suivi d'un cocktail. America is back en juin à Paris!

 

 

DIRECT MATIN - FRANCE

Il y a quelques jours, Jermaine Jackson était à Paris pour présenter un nouvel album, I wish you love, et une comédie musicale sur son frère Michael Jackson, You are not alone. Mais derrière ce retour, se cache le producteur et chanteur français David Serero. Pour Direct Matin, il revient sur leur collaboration.

 

Comment vous êtes vous retrouvé à travailler avec Jermaine Jackson ?

Nous avions un ami en commun qui a organisé un rendez-vous. J’avais une idée de spectacle sur la rencontre entre un crooner et un chanteur d’opéra, un mélange de styles musicaux. C’est un peu ma marque de fabrique, rapprocher des gens d’horizons différents.

Je n’ai pas approché Jermaine comme un producteur, mais comme un artiste. Je lui ai parlé avec mon cœur.

 

Comment l’avez-vous convaincu de faire un album de reprises jazz ?

J’ai tout de suite entendu chez Jermaine une voix de crooner, à la Nat King Cole. Quelque chose de différent de ce qu’il a fait avec les Jackson 5 ou en solo. Et le fait que ce soit des standards était important pour lui parce que c’est sur ce genre de titres qu’on peut vraiment évaluer la voix, la comparer à ce qui a déjà été fait. Ce ne sont pas les propositions qui manquent pour lui, donc s’il est venu dans ce projet c’est qu’il comptait énormément pour lui.

 

Etait-ce facile de travailler avec Jermaine Jackson ?

J’avais un professeur de chant qui me disait : «  la voix est le reflet de l’âme ». Et je peux vous dire que si Jermaine a une si belle voix, c’est qu’il a une très belle personnalité.

C’est aussi pour ça que j’ai choisi comme single le titre I wish you love, la version américaine de Que reste-il de nos amours, parce que c’est ça la raison d’être de la famille Jackson, « donner de l’amour ».

 

Quel a été votre rôle en tant que producteur ?

J’ai travaillé pendant 6 mois sur les arrangements, la production de l’album. Je me le devais à moi, mais surtout à Jermaine, à Mickael et à tous leurs fans.

 

Vous faites également un duo avec lui.

Quand j’ai dit à Jermaine que Autumn Leaves était la version américaine de Les feuilles mortes, il ne me croyait pas. Il m’a demandé de la lui chanter, et il a adoré. Alors on a eu l’idée de l’enregistrer en duo. Lui le couplet en anglais et moi celui en français.

 

Pouvez-vous nous en dire plus sur You are not alone, la comédie musicale que vous jouerez ensemble dès janvier ?

C’est une invitation dans la vie des Jackson. La première partie est narrative, Jermaine revient sur leur vie de tous les jours, dans la maison de l’Indiana. Des choses très personnelles qu’on ne trouve pas ailleurs. Ce qui a fait que cette famille partie de rien, dont le père cultivait des pommes de terre dans son jardin, est devenue une des plus grandes familles au monde. Il raconte ce que lui seul sait.

Ensuite il y a une partie de standards américains qui ont accompagné leur jeunesse, puis des titres des Jackson 5, de Jermaine et de Michael.

 

Quelle différence avec les nombreux autres spectacles sur Le King of pop ?

Il y a déjà eu des spectacles sur Michael Jackson, mais jamais aucun membre de la famille n’a été impliqué dedans. Et là ce n’est pas juste un concert, il y a une vraie histoire, une évolution, une émotion.

 

Vous êtes également à l’affiche de Beggar’s Holiday. Pouvez-vous nous en dire plus ?

C’est l’histoire d’un clochard qui n’a rien, et qui voyage dans son imagination. Il devient alors très riche, entouré de femmes. Et finalement il va avoir plus de problèmes avec les femmes et l’argent qu’en tant que clochard.

Cette comédie musicale autour du jazz a été montée pour la première fois en 1946 par Duke Ellington (c’est la seule qu’il a jamais écrite) mais a été interdite parce qu’il y avait sur scène des noirs et des blancs ensemble. Et depuis, elle n’a jamais été remontée. On a une distribution remarquable, avec notamment le saxophoniste John Altman, qui a écrit la musique de Titanic de Cameron.

 

 
ARTICLE LE FIGARO - FRANCE

http://www.lefigaro.fr/sortir-paris/2012/10/23/03013-20121023ARTFIG00558-jermaine-jackson-dans-une-comedie-musicale-a-paris.php

Le frère aîné de Michael Jackson présentera une adaptation de son livre, You are not alone, au Théâtre des Variétés, en janvier 2013.

Jermaine Jackson continue de surfer sur la disparition de son petit frère, Michael Jackson. Les 21, 27 et 28 janvier 2013, il jouera dans une comédie musicale intitulée You are not alone, au Théâtre des Variétés, à Paris. En plus d'être un tube du King of Pop (1995), You are not alone est également le titre d'un roman autobiographique de Jermaine Jackson, paru en octobre 2011, dont le spectacle présenté à dans la capitale française est une adaptation.

Dans son livre, Jermaine Jackson revient sur l'enfance de son frère, sa carrière solo, ses amours, ses souffrances, et, bien sûr, sa fin tragique, donnant sa version sur le personnage MJ.

Ancien membre des Jackson Five, Jermaine Jackson interprètera sur scène, en compagnie d'un orchestre live, des chansons de Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter et un medley des Jackson Five. Il sera accompagné du baryton français David Serero, qui a écrit, mis en scène et produit le spectacle.

Ce dernier commence par une rencontre à Los Angeles, où «Jermaine Jackson reçoit à son domicile un chanteur d'opéra français», peut-on lire dans la note d'intention. «Progressivement, la complicité se crée entre les deux hommes. La pop star se confie et évoque ses souvenirs: l'enfance de la fratrie Jackson, la vie de la famille, de la naissance du groupe à la disparition du légendaire Michael, le tout émaillé de témoignages, d'anecdotes parfois drôles ou cocasses, de chansons mythiques et de projections de photos personnelles inédites».

Ce spectacle, qui débute dans la capitale française, devrait ensuite être joué en Belgique, au Luxembourg et en Israël, avant les États-Unis.

Jermaine Jackson a sorti, le 12 octobre, un album de grands standards de jazz, I wish you L.O.V.E, avec des arrangements signés David Serero, son partenaire dans You are not alone.

 

 

INTERVIEW dans LE PARISIEN

 

INTERVIEW pour OUEST FRANCE

 

THE HERITAGE - FLORIDA, USA

January 30th 2009

Interview by Lyn Payne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
THE FORWARD, USA

by Curt Schleier

December 2013

Read more: http://blogs.forward.com/the-arty-semite/189024/he-was-deaf-but-now-can-sing/#ixzz2oFsOTVwI

During a phone conversation from his home in Paris, David Serero admits that his “is kind of a Cinderella story.”

 

That’s an understatement. Frankly, Cinderella wouldn’t believe his story. Cinderella would call it a fairy tale.

Deaf almost since birth, Serero began to regain his hearing after a three-year series of surgeries starting at the age of 9. Later he fell into a career as an opera singer. Now he travels the globe performing concerts featuring Jewish and Russian songs as well as opera and jazz. His only U.S. appearance is in New York on December 19.

Sedrero spoke to the Forward about his early disability, how he became a singer, and, even more unlikely, started singing opera.

Curt Schleier: Tell me a little about your background.

David Serero: When I was 3 months old I had an year infection, otitis. It was not treated or not treated well enough. I was born into a very poor Jewish family. They couldn’t afford the right medicines. It wasn’t until I was 9 years old that my mom took me to an ear specialist. At school, people just thought I was shy when I didn’t answer their questions.

This sounds almost unbelievable. Didn’t your parents notice something was wrong?

My dad was working all the time and wasn’t very present in the family. I don’t blame him for this. He was struggling to put food on the table. My mom [who came to France from her native Israel] didn’t understand French very well. So maybe she didn’t understand what the doctors were telling her, what the teachers were telling her. It’s something I never addressed with them. I never said, “Guys, didn’t you realize I was deaf?”

Starting at the age of 9, you had a dozen surgeries over a period of three years, right?

It was a long process. I started to hear more and more, and then I had to educate my speaking voice. My father jokes and says, “I used to pay someone to make you speak. I wish I could pay someone down to make you shut up.”

How did you get into music?

When I was a child, we used to go to my aunts every Friday evening for the Shabbat meal. She had a piano, and after we ate I used to go over and press the keys. I would put my ear up against the wood and I could feel the vibrations. When I was 13, right after my bar mitzvah, I got a keyboard. I started to play piano day and night. When you play, the left hand is the accompanist and the right-hand does the melody. When I was 16, I broke my right hand and couldn’t play the melody. So I started to sing it. I loved that I could express my feelings in song, because for so long my voice was in jail.

You came to New York in 2001, shortly after 9/11. That’s where you get your first exposure to opera.

I thought opera was something that lasted 12 hours and was sung by people who were 200 pounds each. But I went to see “Turandot” by Puccini and decided that’s what I wanted to do. But in 2002, I couldn’t Google how to become an opera singer. So, I went back to the box office and said, “I know you don’t remembered me. But I was here yesterday. I want to become an opera singer. Can you tell me how?”

He says, “I’m not sure, but let me call someone.” The person he called was the assistant to [Metropolitan Opera music director] James Levine, and the woman said, “send him over.”

When you got there, she introduced you to Levine’s assistant conductor, who had you sing for him.

He said, “Sing something for me.” The only song we had in common was “Happy Birthday.” I sang Happy Birthday to the assistant conductor of the Metropolitan opera. That’s like an actor going for an audition with Steven Spielberg and reading the New York Times because he doesn’t know any monologues. The guy asked me if I was a baritone. I didn’t know what that meant. I told him I was Jewish.

He recommended some teachers for you to study with. You then attended the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, and were drafted by the Mariinsky Theatre across the street. You slowly established a reputation.

Yes, from there I started to perform all over the world. I had something very unusual. I had the vocal techniques of the West — the big mask we call it. And I also had the Russian technique, the dark sounds of the Russian language. And the mix of the two provided me with leading roles in number of operas. I had an agent, bookings in America with almost 50 operatic companies. I was booked four, five years in advance. And basically after the financial crisis in 2008, almost all the companies closed and I had nothing.

So you started performing concerts.

Yes. I decided to do some opera, some Broadway music, some Russian songs, some Yiddish songs, some Jewish music, some jazz. And in this package I wanted to break the wall between the performer and the audience. I do a lot of jokes, a lot of comedy. With each aria I sing, I explain what I’m singing. Just yesterday I performed at the biggest synagogue in Paris.

On that subject, was it difficult growing up Jewish in Paris?

Actually, I grew up in a suburb of Paris and was beaten up a lot just because I was Jewish. The kids in my school hated Jews. But that fueled my desire to succeed, to look forward and never look back. People told me you’re a dreamer, you’ll never make it. People will never pay to see you. I’m living proof that everything is possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© David Serero