Composer Pietro Mascagni
|First performance 25 March 1895|
|Librettist Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti|
Similar I Rantzau, Nerone, Il piccolo Marat, Isabeau, Amica
Silvano is a dramma marinaresco (literally a "seafaring drama") or opera in two acts by Pietro Mascagni, 1895, from a libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, based on a novel by Alphonse Karr. It received its first performance on 25 March 1895 at La Scala, Milan. Although rarely performed today, the music (if not the drama) is of some technical accomplishment, and when revived Silvano has been favourably received. The barcarolle from Silvano features prominently in a montage during the Martin Scorsese film Raging Bull.
Pietro mascagni silvano barcarola
There has been one studio recording of Silvano, recorded in 1995 and several live recordings, the earliest in 1954, and the most recent in 2003:
In addition, the tenor aria "S'è spento il sol (Notturno)" and the ensuing "Barcarola" (used in the film Raging Bull) have been recorded separately a number of times.