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MARTIN GALBA

ACTOR | CAVALIER BARITONE
DIRECTOR | CHOREOGRAPHER
PRODUCER | AUTHOR | RADIO HOST

ABOUT ME

Praised for his significant contribution to the arts in Canada, Martin is the distinguished recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Slovakian-Canadian baritone Martin Galba's busy career in the arts as actor (film and stage), director, choreographer and producer has been steadily building since his arrival in Canada in 2000.

 

Select film/tv/web credits: Eugene in Indians on Vacation (Edmonton Opera), Auction Attendee in Heartland (CBC Television), EMT in Tomato Can (Ryan Northcott), Soloist in The Valentine's Day Gala produced by Global TV Edmonton (Eric Morisson), Chris in Venture (Iconium Media), Collin in The Crate (Celtic-Raine Productions)

Select roles in his repertoire include title roles in
Jekyll & Hyde, Baker in Into the Woods, Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Edward Fairfax Rochester in Jane Eyre, the musical, Tateh in Ragtime, the musical, Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q, Frederick Barret in Titanic, the musical, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Emcee in Cabaret and the title role in Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

 

In the classical realm, he is a long-standing member of Edmonton Opera having performed with them since 2003 as chorus member in addition to the Customs Official and Customs Officer in La Boheme and 2nd Knight in The Misadventures of Count Ory and Various Roles in Candide. With other local companies he sang the roles of King Kaspar and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Nanki-Poo and Ko-Ko in The Mikado and Morales and Zuniga (cover Escamillo) in Carmen.

Select directing/choreography credits: Beauty & the Beast, West Side Story, Guys & Dolls, Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, Young Frankenstein, Miss Saigon, La Cage Aux Folles, and RENT.


Martin currently resides in Sherwood Park Alberta

 

2021/2022 SEASON

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Show: Indians on Vacation

Role: Eugene

Dates: November 19, 2021

Company: Edmonton Opera

Conductor: Cosette Justo Valdés

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Show: An Evening On Ice

Role: Soloist

Dates: December 5, 2021

Company: Conwitz Productions

Accompanist: Daniel Belland

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Show: La Bohème

Role: Customs Officer/Chorus

Dates: February 5, 8 & 11, 2022

Company: Edmonton Opera

Director: Alain Gauthier

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Show: A Night of Broadway

Role: Soloist

Dates: 2022

Company: Ravenwood Music Club

Accompanist: Daniel Belland

 
 

GALLERY

 

PRESS

"Baritone Martin Galba (Zuniga) has numerous professional credits, including many with Edmonton Opera. He brought an energy to his role that exuded masculine self-assurance and a seasoned performer's self-possession."

Bill Rankin, Opera Canada, August 8, 2019  

(Carmen - Mercury Opera, Edmonton)

"Martin Galba as the mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter is clearly the musical’s star. Costumed in a bustier, fishnets, heavy makeup and false eyelashes, Galba milks the part for all it’s worth....he is without a doubt, the prettiest Frank-N-Furter I’ve ever seen."

Anna Borowiecki, St. Albert Gazette, November 2015 

(The Rocky Horror Show - TOWTTBP, Edmonton)

"...Martin Galba directs with his usual showbuzy accumen..."

Colin MacLean, Edmonton Sun, June 2014

(La Cage Aux Folles - TOWTTBP, Edmonton)

"But the performer who will stay with you is Martin Galba as Tateh, the Jewish immigrant who works his way up from street artist to Hollywood director. The man is a fine actor with a commanding stage presence and powerful, expressive voice."

Colin MacLean, Edmonton Sun, October 2012

(Ragtime, the musical - TOWTTBP, Edmonton)

"...Since the company's (Two NE-WAY Tickets To Broadway Productions) debut, with Sondheim's Passion six years ago, his voice has taken on lustrous dimensions, and so has his stage presence, as we saw in his portrait of the stoker Barrett, and a lovely scene in which he proposes to his girl back home via the newly invented Marconi technology..."

Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal, April 2012

(Titanic, the musical - TOWTTBP, Edmonton)

"...Galba has stainless steel, Gene Kelly good looks, a big Broadway voice and projects an outsized Hollywood-style personality. You could say his "All I Care About Is Love" is a showstopper but it is just one of many..."

Colin MacLean, Edmonton Sun, October 2011

(Chicago, the musical - TOWTTBP, Edmonton)

"In Oklahoma!, director Martin Galba may not set any new standards for the evergreen classic but avoids the danger of the feeling that you are watching a museum piece. The result is a spry and energetic version presented by a carefully chosen cast of local performers who keep “the corn as high as an elephant’s eye.”

Colin MacLean, Gig City, December 12, 2019

(Oklahoma! - Festival Players, Sherwood Park)

CURRENT OBSESSIONS

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CONTACT MY AGENT

Faces of Wendy Talent Agency

Suite #155 370, 5222-130 Ave S.E.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2Z 0G4

Phone: 403.869.5066

Email: hello@facesofwendy.com

Web: www.facesofwendy.com

CONTACT ME

Phone: (780) 242-2824

Email: martin.galba@gmail.com

IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm2507018/

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