Obituary: Italian Bass Daniele Carnovich Dies at 63

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: La Compagnia del Madrigale official website)

Italian bass Daniele Carnovich has died at the age of 63.

Carnovich graduated from the Conservatorio C. Pollini di Padova. He initially obtained a degree in the modern transverse flute, and then became fully devoted to the vocal studies. He subsequently specialized in the baroque repertoire.

The bass had begun his concert activity in 1981, participating at the most prestigious early music festivals in Europe. He performed as a soloist with The Consort of Musicke, Il Giardino Armonico, Ensemble Chiaroscuro, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Ensemble Elyma, and Concerto Palatino, among others. After being a member of the of Concerto Italiano and La Venexiana since 1991, Carnovich founded La Compagnia del Madrigale in 2009.

Carnovich made his big debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona in the role of Caronte in Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo.”

Daniele Carnovich left over 100 recordings for Decca Record Company, Accent, Astrée, Glossa, Opus 111, Tactus, Victoire Music, Arcana, Argo, K617, Fontalis, Alia Vox, and Naxos, among others.

Check out this recording from “Sigismondo d’India.”