Unlocking meaning in your aria: vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure in Italian repertoire
Four intensive sessions: 8, 15, 22 and 29 October 2020

Would you like a better understanding of the language in your Italian aria?

Join us for a fun and informative guide to the vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure in the poetic language of Italian opera libretti. Through a one-hour intensive session each week, you’ll gain a better understanding of key grammatical aspects of the language (including gender, number, adjectives, verbs and pronouns) and tips for understanding meaning in each phrase more quickly. The course will be led by Italian Coach Alessandra Fasolo and will run via Zoom.

Dates and times: 8, 15, 22 and 29 October 2020, from 19:00 to 20:00. Recordings will be available if you’re unable to join the live sessions.
Fee: £75

“Alessandra’s tips on dealing with poetic Italian were excellent and will be very useful in practice”, Margaret, soprano and Virtual Opera Summer School attendee

Unlocking Meaning In Your Aria Melofonetica


  • This week has transformed not only my use of Italian, but my awareness of language in singing more generally.

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

    Matthew Waldren Conductor
  • Thank you so, so much for organising this, it's the best singing course I've ever been on!

    Singer Veneto Opera Summer School 2018
  • Right from the first day I felt like I understood the Italian language far better – and how to better help and guide singers

    Emily Pianist