Artist of the Week: Pablo Gálvez

Spanish Baritone Makes Role Debut as Malatesta in New ‘Don Pasquale’

By Francisco Salazar

On June 30, the Teatro Regio di Parma will open its Festival Estate al Parco della Musica with a new production of Donizetti’s comic gem “Don Pasquale.” The production will include a cast of established and rising stars. Among them is Spanish baritone Pablo Gálvez who will make his role debut as Dottor Malatesta.

Born in Guadix, Granada, the baritone won the first prize in the Concurso Juventudes Musicales as well as the AsLiCo Competition in Como, Italy. He went on to become a member of the Accademia Rossiniana “Alberto Zedda” and part of the Opera Studio in Tenerife.

Throughout the past years Gálvez has built his career in Italy and Spain performing at such prestigious theaters as the Teatro Sociale, Ópera de Tenerife, Ópera de Oviedo, Rossini Opera Festival, Festival Verdi del Teatro Regio di Parma, and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

His repertoire has also become varied singing works by Verdi such as “La Traviata,” “Jerusalem” and Rossini’s “Il turco in Italia,” “Il viaggio a Reims,” “L’italiana in Algeri,” and “La cambiale di matrimonio.” Other composers in his repertoire include Mozart, Gounod, Bizet, and Handel.

Gálvez is also a big Zarzuela performer and is a regular at the Teatro de la Zarzuela. OperaWire raved about the baritone stating “Gálvez possesses an appealing baritone with a strong stage presence.”

With Dottor Malatesta, Gálvez will sing his third Donizetti opera following his work in “Lucrezia Bogia” and in the comic Belcore in “L’Elisir d’Amore.”


For those not familiar with the baritone here are a couple of performance videos of the singer from “Il Viaggio a Reims” and “La Traviata.”

Here is also a video of the baritone in concert:


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