Matteo Dalle Fratte is an Italian language coach, musicologist and Italian tenor, who studied at the University of Padua and with Paolo Badoer, a pupil of Gilda Dalla Rizza, Puccini’s favourite soprano.

In addition to his role as Italian language coach at the National Opera Studio since 2010, Matteo is a Professor of Italian at the Guildhall School, where he completed a Research Fellowship in Italian phonetics for opera in 2013. He is also an Italian coach on the ROH Jette Parker Young Artists Programme and visiting Professor at RCM, RCS and RWCMD.

In 2014, Matteo founded Melofonetica to promote the correct use of Italian language in opera. 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 skills in sung Italian.

Since 2010 Matteo has coached 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 and Opera Rara.