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French baritone DAVID SERERO will perform an Open-Air concert for BASTILLE DAY in New York, East 60T

French baritone DAVID SERERO will perform an Open-Air concert for BASTILLE DAY in New York, East 60Th Street, on July 9th 2017

Bastille Day - FIAF - DAVID SERERO

French opera star David Serero is a New York audience favorite who brought his "savoir-faire" and his "je ne sais quoi" from his native Paris. Over the last three seasons, he has enchanted American audiences, who have quickly fallen in love with his personality and unique combination of styles. He has recently released his new album, BARITONE OPERA ARIAS, featuring Toreador (Carmen) and arias from Tosca, Nozze di Figaro, Fanciulla del West, and Barbiere di Siviglia. In April 2018, David Serero will bring his favorite French theater classic, Cyrano of Bergerac, to New York! And in June 2018, you will see him starring as Don Giovanni (Opera by Mozart).

On Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., David Serero will perform a free open-air concert on the main stage of the Bastille Day celebration on East 60th Street (closed for the occasion) between 5th Avenue and Lexington. During this concert, he will perform classics of his repertoire as well as French Chansons, all of that mixed with his entertaining qualities and sense of comedy.

"Paris and New York are my two favorite cities. This event of Bastille Day, wonderfully organized by the great team of the FIAF, is a unique opportunity for me to show my love for those two cities, their people, and their cultures. It's my French gift to New York for welcoming me!" said Serero.

This event is part of the annual Bastille Day celebration organized by the Alliance Francaise, the FIAF. The entire program is available at The French festival will also include the New York Premiere screening of DALIDA by celebrated French film director Lisa Azuelos, who will attend the event, followed by a Q&A.

The organizers expect more than 40,000 people to come during the celebration day.

About the FIAF

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to announce the festivities planned for Bastille Day on 60th Street, New York's most extensive and liveliest French fête, on Sunday, July 9, from noon to 5 pm.

For over 20 years, Bastille Day on 60th Street has been New York's largest public celebration of the friendship between France and the United States, with more than 40,000 visitors in 2016. FIAF's famous annual Street fair celebrates France's Independence Day, commemorating the storming of the Bastille and the dawn of the modern French nation. Uniting French speakers, American Francophiles, and gourmands of all stripes, Bastille Day on 60th Street invites New Yorkers to revel in France's flavors, sounds, and joie de vivre!

Abounding with French cuisine, music, dance, and myriad attractions for the whole family, Bastille Day on 60th Street will transform East 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenue into a fête populaire. The Street will be closed to traffic and dedicated to Franco-American celebrations for five hours.

FIAF's mission is to create and offer New Yorkers innovative and unique education and arts programs that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. FIAF seeks to generate new ideas and promote cross-cultural dialogue through partnerships and new expression platforms.


Actor and baritone David Serero has received international recognition and critical acclaim from all over the world. At only 36 years old, he has already performed over 1,000 concerts and performances worldwide, played in over 100 films, and recorded 20 albums. He has given concerts in Paris at the PARIS OPERA GARNIER, OLYMPIA, EIFFEL TOWER; in New York at the LINCOLN CENTER, CARNEGIE HALL, TIMES SQUARE; in London at the ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC, WEMBLEY STADIUM; and in Moscow at the TCHAIKOVSKY HALL; in Amsterdam at the CONCERTGEBOUW, the BUDAPEST OPERA conducted by PLACIDO DOMINGO and more. He made his sold-out WEST END debuts at the Dominion Theatre. He has sung over 30 lead roles in Opera, Operetta, and Musical Theater. In 2012, David Serero performed Don Quixote from MAN OF LA MANCHA in Paris and the title role from the revival of Duke Ellington's only musical, Beggar's Holiday, and starred in the cast album recording. In 2013, David performed with JERMAINE JACKSON in YOU ARE NOT ALONE, a musical written, directed, and produced by David Serero. He has also made and arranged I WISH YOU LOVE, an album of Jazz standards for Jermaine Jackson. In December 2013, David shared the cover of Theatre & Performances with Barbra Streisand in London, made his BROADWAY solo debut at the Snapple Theatre in New York, and released his first studio album, ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE. In 2014, he released The Broadway Baritone, featuring Broadway classics, and toured in the UK with a performance on WEST END. During the summer of 2014, he recorded NAPOLEON's entire love letter correspondence to Josephine. He released his new studio album, THE CROONER BARITONE, The FRANK SINATRA Classics, for the 100th anniversary of Sinatra. In 2015 and 2016, he played Off Broadway the lead roles of SHYLOCK (MERCHANT OF VENICE) and OTHELLO's title role with both critical acclaim. In 2015, he performed two open-air concerts on TIMES SQUARE (New York) for BEST OF FRANCE in the presence of the French President, Mr Francois Hollande. He released SEPHARDI, an album of Sephardic music in the Ladino language, and recorded the title role of RICHARD III in French. In 2016, he released ALL MY LOVE IS FOR YOU, a Rock album composed, performed, arranged, and produced by himself. He also played NABUCCO (Nabucco) in New York and the title roles of DON GIOVANNI and RIGOLETTO at CARNEGIE HALL. In 2017, David entered the prestigious WHO'S WHO AMERICA for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the betterment of contemporary society. In the summer of 2017, he released BARITONE OPERA ARIAS, singing opera classics such as Toreador (Carmen) and from operas Tosca, Nozze di Figaro, Fanciulla del West, and Barbiere di Siviglia.

Among his future engagements in New York for 2017/2018 are the title roles of CYRANO OF BERGERAC (Rostand), DON GIOVANNI (Mozart), BARABAS (Marlowe's Jew of Malta), Hermann (World Premiere adaptation of the Queen of Spades) and KING LEAR (Jacob Gordin's The YIDDISH KING LEAR).

In American Television, he has appeared in The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN), Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel), Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (NBC), Six Degrees of Murder (Discovery Channel), Checked Out, On The Case with Paula Zhan (Discovery ID), Rabid Beast (Animal Planet TV), Suddenly Rich (TLC TV), Whistleblowers (Spike TV), Blood Feuds - Gangs of New York (Discovery Channel), Pandora's Box (Discovery ID).

In American Films, he starred in Alice in America, Tango Shalom, Winter Has No Sun, Most Beautiful Island, Paisanos in Paris, Following Phil, Terminal 5, Sheepshead, Again, Overload Rock or Die, The Redemption, Kingdom of the Alley, Ring Ring, Laundry Day, Capicola, Make it Work, There Will Come Soft Rains, Amarena, When I Sing, Hatikvah.

He starred in several commercials for Sotheby's & eBay, Bank of America, Don Julio Tequila, Khiel's, Volkswagen, BJ's, Pepsi and more.

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