How does good sung Italian benefit singing technique? Join us for this one-day workshop to explore the link between correct articulation and healthy, resonant singing. The day will include simple yoga exercises to develop inner awareness and quality of breath connection, and sessions to build your practical knowledge and skills in the correct articulation of Italian sounds.
Learn how the production of idiomatic sung Italian supports good singing technique
Understand how the correct articulation of short and long consonants in sung Italian should feel in the body
Experience the benefits of long consonants (sonorant, sibilant and stop consonants) for breath support, pharyngeal space and resonance of vowels (read more here!)
Benefit from a range of simple yoga poses and breathing exercises to support singing and articulation
Explore how yoga helps integrate body and mind and supports healthy learning habits
Focus on improving sung Italian diction without any pressure to perform
One-day workshop fee: £120 or £110 for bookings made by 31 December 2023. Yoga mats, learning materials, tea and coffee will be provided. No prior experience of yoga is required. Participants must be age 18 or over. Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment!
"The moment when we all sang together, I felt I was singing better than ever. My lungs were fuller and my sound in Italian more confident." – Sara, soprano, 2023 participant
The Art of Italian Recitative
Saturday 16 March 2024 National Opera Studio, London
Led by Matteo Dalle Fratte, Founder of Melofonetica
Join us to boost your skills, knowledge and confidence in sung Italian. This inspiring day which will include an overview of the Melofonetica Method, vocalising, guided listening, tailored one-to-one coaching for singers and Q&A.
Get a good basic understanding or refresher of the fundamentals of clear Italian diction using the Melofonetica Method
Learn tools and techniques to enhance expression, improve phrasing and create a more authentic Italian sound
Benefit from one-to-one coaching in any Italian aria or song
Suitable for: Singers of all levels. Also open to pianists and observers. Participants must be age 18 or over. Singers may bring any piece of Italian repertoire (from 16th to 20th century) with any level of tessitura(vocal range) andcoloratura (ornamentation).
One-day workshop fee: £120. Learning materials, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Veneto Opera Summer School
July/August 2024 date TBC Bassano del Grappa, Italy