The Dubai Expo welcomed opera singer David Serero to perform at the Moroccan Pavillon on Saturday, December 11th, 2021, at 6pm.
The concert brought several people and Serero delivered a concert on several songs of his repertoire, including the premiere of his Carmen adapted in a Middle Eastern version, as he is preparing a project to bring opera in the Arabic world.
"It was beautiful to see young Arabic kids listening to opera. I'm sure Mozart would have loved that his music travels to the country that is the definition of peace: The United Arab Emirates. I'm so honored to showcase also some of the Moroccan cultures, that we all share the same values, and that in Morocco I'll build soon one of the greatest opera houses in the Maghreb," said Serero.
The Dubai Expo is scheduled from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Originally scheduled for 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) general assembly in Paris named Dubai as the host on 27 November 2013.
David Serero is a critically acclaimed and awards-winner opera singer, actor, director, and producer. He has performed more than 2,500 performances in more than 45 countries, directed and produced nearly 100 theatrical productions, starred in over 100 films and TV series, recorded and produced over 100 albums and, played more than 50 lead and title roles (in several languages) from the opera, theatre, and musical repertoire. In New York, he starred Off-Broadway in iconic roles such as Shylock, Cyrano, Othello, Barabas, Yiddish King Lear, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Romeo, Nabucco, as well as new works such as Napoleon by Kubrick, Queen Esther, Anne Frank a Musical, among others. In his native Paris, he also starred as Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha) and Happy Mac (Beggar's Holiday by Duke Ellington). He entered the prestigious Who's Who America for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the betterment of contemporary society. In 2019, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the Morocco Day Distinguished Achievement Award, the Trophy of the Culture of Morocco, and was named among the fifteen most influential Moroccans worldwide by Morocco's airline Royal Air Maroc. David is a member of the Recording Academy and the Television Academy and a voting member of both the Grammys and Emmys. In 2020, David Serero received the UNESCO Award for Diversity in Paris and became an Honorary Member of the United Nations of Arts and Science. In 2021, he won 4 BroadwayWorld Awards for Best Performer of the decade, Best Producer of a Musical of the decade, Best Producer of a Play of the decade, Best Opera singer of the Year. He was awarded the Certificate of Recognition by the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, for his contribution to the City's dynamic cultural landscape, enriching the vibrant performing arts sector, and uplifted and inspired diverse New Yorkers. In 2021, his new film about fashion designer Elie Tahari, which he directed and produced, won dozens of awards including best director, best documentary, best producer, and received nearly one hundred film festival selections. www.davidserero.com