We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Matteo Dalle Fratte who will be joining the VOX team for our Italian Aria and Song weekend in Florence 9-12th March 2018. For further details and how to book click here.
Matteo Dalle Fratte is an Italian tenor, musicologist and language coach who studied singing in Italy with Paolo Badoer, a pupil of Gilda Dalla Rizza, Puccini’s favourite soprano.
He is a Professor of Italian at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, where he completed a Research Fellowship in Italian phonetics for opera in 2013. He is also an Italian coach on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House and at the National Opera Studio, London, and visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, Royal Scottish Conservatoire, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and Cardiff University.
In 2014, Matteo founded Melofonetica to promote the correct use of Italian language in opera and classical music. With Melofonetica Academy, Matteo leads courses in the UK and Italy, using his research-based Melofonetica Method®, which helps singers and other music professionals develop their confidence and skills in sung Italian. For more information, see www.melofonetica.com.
In 2016, he became a Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy (HEA).
Since 2010 Matteo has coached for a wide range of opera productions for the Royal Opera House, Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Grange Park Opera, Classical Opera, Nevill Holt Opera, Arcangelo, La nuova musica, Opera Settecento, Raymond Gubbay, La Serenissima and Opera Rara.
Before moving to the UK, Matteo worked on musicological projects in collaboration with the University of Padua and the University and Conservatoire of Bologna. He was also a journalist and music critic for Rassegna Melodrammatica of Milan and the newspaper Gazzettino. His musicological work includes publishing the biographies of the soprano Gilda Dalla Rizza, in 2003, and the tenor Giovanni Lunardi, in 2004, and the History of Teatro Sociale in Notiziario degli Amici del Museo of Bassano del Grappa in 2005. He has also worked on critic editions including Zarlino’s Istituzione Harmoniche, and in close collaboration with Professor Raffaello Monterosso on Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Lamenti di Arianna e Olimpia e Madrigali spirituali with the Fondazione Monteverdi of Cremona. Prior to his Research Fellowship, he achieved a Master’s Degree in Music as a tenor at GSMD with vocal coach Professor Scott Johnson, and a Laurea cum laude in Italian Literature and Musicology at the University of Padua, with a thesis on Gilda Dalla Rizza and Giacomo Puccini, tutored by Professor Anna Laura Bellina.