Virtual Opera Summer School

2023 dates TCB

Join us for an intensive week to build your skills, knowledge and confidence in sung Italian

Over 20 hours of masterclasses, workshops and coaching in Italian repertoire with our experienced coaches.

Led by renowned Italian Coach and Melofonetica Founder Matteo Dalle Fratte (Royal Opera House, National Opera Studio, Royal College of Music, Guildhall School, London).

Virtual Opera Summer School Melofonetica

“My engagement with the text improved very quickly, it suddenly felt natural and expressive. I’m so pleased.” 

Katy, professional soprano and online student

The full programme includes:


  • 2 webinars on The Melofonetica Method™ (75 mins each)
  • 4 guided listening sessions (30 mins each)
  • Pre-course reading

During the week:

  • Welcome meeting: meet the team and your fellow participants
  • 2 live Q&A sessions on The Melofonetica Method (30 mins each)
  • 2 one-to-one Italian coaching masterclasses with Matteo Dalle Fratte (40 mins each)
  • 3 one-to-one music coaching sessions (40 mins each)
  • 4 vocalising sessions focusing on specific exercises for clear and idiomatic sung Italian diction (30 mins each)
  • 6 special workshops, led by different members of our faculty (1 hour each):
    • Working effectively with a pianist
    • Working effectively with a conductor and orchestra
    • Italian recitative insight
    • Unlocking meaning in your aria: grammar tips for Italian repertoire
    • Good CV writing for singers
    • Exploring melophonetics in other languages
  • Observe up to 9 other Italian coaching masterclasses (one per singer will be open to observers)
  • Virtual ‘aperitivo’ with award-winning prosecco producer Tenuta Amadio, live from the vineyard in Asolo, Italy
  • Final live solo performances, feedback and end of course celebration
  • Study pack including session slides
Virtual Opera Summer School Melofonetica

“I’ll be watching out for opportunities to participate again, I loved it!”

Samantha, Virtual OSS 2020 attendee


“The sessions were clear and the material well-presented. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in improving their sung Italian in an enjoyable and relaxed way.” 

Virtual OSS 2020 attendee

Book on a per session basis

Select from the wide range of sessions below and don’t miss our free events!
All sessions will run via Zoom, if you can’t attend the live sessions, recordings will be available.

Virtual Opera Summer School Melofonetica

What previous last year’s participants said:


Virtual Opera Summer School Melofonetica

Peter Ford

Conductor and Coach

Virtual Opera Summer School Melofonetica

Julie Aherne

Pianist and Coach

Virtual Opera Summer School Melofonetica

Bernard Tan

Pianist and Coach