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The Melofonetica Method: A complete guide to clear and expressive Italian diction for singers
By Matteo Dalle Fratte
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Excellence in sung Italian
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.
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Improve your skills and confidence in sung Italian
Benefit from tailored one-to-one support to quickly and effectively build your skills, knowledge and confidence in sung Italian.
Meet and work with our team at one of our masterclasses, Veneto Opera Summer School in Italy or train-the-trainer courses.
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Improve your sung Italian at your own pace with our growing library of free and premium audio, video and podcast resources.
Who we are and what we do
More about Matteo Dalle Fratte, Founder of Melofonetica, our coaches and the team behind Melofonetica.
The Melofonetica Method
A transformative approach to Italian diction in opera and classical music based on the phonetics of sung Italian.
Views from singers, pianists, coaches, conductors and the press on the Melofonetica Method and Matteo's work.
Please see further guidance below on our courses, coaching and consultancy services. Feel free to contact us if you have questions that aren’t answered here.
I’m a singer interested in improving my sung Italian – where do I start?
I’m a pianist – can I benefit from the Melofonetica Method?
I’m an instrumentalist – how can the Melofonetica Method help me?
I’m a vocal coach, how can I learn more?
Do I need to have a particular level of spoken Italian to attend a course or understand the Melofonetica Method?
Do I need any knowledge of phonetics to start working with the Melofonetica Method?
Do I need to be confident singing a full aria off-copy before working with you?
Which repertoire is best to bring to a Melofonetica course or coaching session?
"Matteo’s method of coaching creates fantastic energy and expression… It’s a huge bonus for any interpretation."
SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER
"All singers looking to perfect their sung Italian must try the Melofonetica Method."
"Thank you for such an exciting and inspiring session – I felt so alive!"
"Melofonetica is the right approach for theatre, singer, audience & conductor."
MATTHEW KOFI WALDREN
Conductor and International Opera Awards Finalist