Intensive Coaching Masterclasses

One-day sessions in small groups to develop confidence and skills in Italian repertoire.

The Essentials of Sung Italian

An opportunity to get a good basic understanding or refresher of the fundamentals of good Italian diction using the Melofonetica Method – and benefit from 1:1 coaching in any piece of Italian repertoire. The day includes an overview of the Melofonetica Method, vocalising, guided listening, tailored 1:1 coaching for singers and a Q&A session.

Coach: Matteo Dalle Fratte
Suitable for: Singers who have experience of studying Italian repertoire but are new to the Melofonetica Method. Also open to accompanists and observers.
Dates: Autumn 2018, dates coming soon
Venues: National Opera Studio and Guildhall School of Music, London

Masterclasses & Workshops

“This masterclass has helped me shape an aria I was having trouble with. It has made a significant difference as it has changed my approach to working on it.”

Joana, Soprano

Advanced Expression in Sung Italian

Through vocalising and 1:1 coaching sessions, singers will learn tools and techniques to create more expression, better phrasing and a more authentic Italian sound.

Coach: Matteo Dalle Fratte
Suitable for: Singers who already have a good understanding of the Melofonetica Method and want to work at a more advanced level. Also open to accompanists and observers.
Dates: Autumn 2018, dates coming soon
Venues: National Opera Studio and Guildhall School of Music, London

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“Attending Melofonetica workshops has given me more confidence in helping singers with Italian repertoire, in particular improving their sung lines and projection. Highly recommended!”

Marc, Pianist and Coach

The Art of Italian Recitative

Intensive workshops focusing on diction, phrasing and expression in opera scenes.

Intensive one-day workshop including an overview of Italian metrics and notation, intensive 1:1 coaching sessions in any one recitative piece, and a group exercise working with a short scene of recitativo secco.

Coaches: Matteo Dalle Fratte and Peter Ford
Suitable for: Singers who already have a good understanding of the Melofonetica Method and want to work at a more advanced level. Also open to accompanists and observers.
Dates: Autumn 2018, dates coming soon
Venues: National Opera Studio and Guildhall School of Music, London

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“Amazing masterclass! Matteo is a lovely teacher who has really brought Italian to life for me. Would highly recommend!”

Cantiamo! Choral workshops

Spend a day working on a range of Italian and Latin choral pieces with a focus on improving diction.

Our Come and Sing days provide an opportunity to focus on diction and performance as an ensemble, working on a range of Italian and Latin choral pieces. The days include language and music coaching and a final informal performance.

Coaches: Matteo Dalle Fratte, Peter Ford and Julie Aherne
Suitable for: All singers with some prior experience of studying choral and/or operatic repertoire. Open to all voice types.
Dates: Christmas 2018 – Italian carols – date coming soon
Venues: Christmas venue tbc – coming soon

Masterclasses & Workshops

“A totally immersive and exhilarating experience – I learned so much in such a short time!”

Gallery

A selection of images from previous Masterclasses & Workshops.