The Melofonetica Method is a transformative approach to Italian diction in opera and classical music. Based on the phonetics of sung Italian, the method pinpoints how singers can achieve clear, resonant and idiomatic singing in a performance space.
The Melofonetica Method helps singers of all levels and language backgrounds to:
This book provides a structured approach to teaching and learning Italian lyric diction and will be an invaluable resource for singers, coaches, accompanists, conductors and directors.
The Melofonetica Method Book contains 180+ notated examples and 120 vocalising exercises, plus 4 transcribed arias with 340+ audio recordings. Additionally, the book features a detailed 'Italian, a language built to be sung' prologue, which chronicles the development of Italian from its initial use by thirteenth-century poets to its current importance in opera and singing. It's the perfect resource for singers seeking to sharpen their skills, and any scholar passionate about the history and essence of Italian, along with how to produce idiomatic pronunciation orally.
Author: Matteo Dalle Fratte, foreword by Sir Mark Elder