Matteo Dalle Fratte
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 and former Research Fellow in Italian phonetics for opera, at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London (GSMD). He is also an Italian coach at the Royal Opera House, including the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, and at the National Opera Studio, London.
Since 2010 Matteo has coached for a wide range of opera productions and concerts with the Welsh National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Raymond Gubbay, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, La Serenissima, Cohen’s Orchestra, Classical Opera and Royal Opera House.
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, Madrigali spirituali, Cantiunculae e Canzonette with the Fondazione Monteverdi of Cremona.
He achieved a Master’s Degree in Music as a tenor at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London 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.