What is the Melofonetica Method?

The Melofonetica Method™ is a research-based method of Italian diction for singers, based on the phonetics of the sung language. It is fast gaining recognition for its clear and practical approach to helping singers achieve better pronunciation, musicality and expression in Italian opera and classical music.

Created by tenor, musicologist and Italian Coach, Dr. Matteo Dalle Fratte, the method is the result of extensive research and work with singers of all levels, from students to professionals, on young artist programmes and at leading UK conservatoires.

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Matteo Dalle Fratte
Italian Coach & Founder of Melofonetica

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and Workshops

A range of masterclasses and workshops providing an opportunity to focus on diction and performance skills in Italian repertoire.

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Veneto Opera Summer School

An enriching programme of Italian repertoire coaching for singers and accompanists in Veneto, with performances for Italian audiences.

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Whether you’re a singer, accompanist, conductor or other music professional, we can provide tailored support in your choice of Italian repertoire.


  • Thank you for such an exciting and inspiring session – I felt so alive!

    Angus McPhee Baritone
  • Do this if you can! Matteo knows his stuff - the science & art of sung Italian. The right approach for theatre, singer, audience & conductor.

    Matthew Kofi Waldren Conductor and International Opera Awards Finalist
  • Matteo’s method of coaching creates fantastic energy and expression… It’s a huge bonus for any interpretation.

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conductor
  • All singers looking to perfect their sung Italian must try the Melofonetica Method.

    David Tenor

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