Largo al quadrupede

Opera details:

Opera title:

La Traviata

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

La Traviata Synopsis

Libretto:

La Traviata Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Choir details:

Type:

choir

Role(s):

Not entered yet.

Voice(s):

n/a

Act:

3.05

Previous scene: Addio del passato bei sogni ridenti
Next scene: Signora che t'accade

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

CORO DI MASCHERE
all'esterno
Largo al quadrupede
Sir della festa,
Di fiori e pampini
Cinto la testa
Largo al più docile
D'ogni cornuto,
Di corni e pifferi
Abbia il saluto.
Parigini, date passo
Al trionfo del Bue grasso.
L'Asia, né l'Africa
Vide il più bello,
Vanto ed orgoglio
D'ogni macello
Allegre maschere,
Pazzi garzoni,
Tutti plauditelo
Con canti e suoni!
Parigini, date passo
Al trionfo del Bue grasso.

English Libretto or Translation:

MASKED CHORUS
offstage
Make way for the quadruped,
Lord of the feast,
His head is wreathed about
With flowers and vineleaves.
Make way for the gentlest
Of all horned beasts.
Greet him with
Horns and pipes.
People of Paris, give way
To the Fat Ox's triumph.
Not Asia nor Africa
Ever saw a finer;
He's the pride and boast
Of every butcher.
Lively masqueraders,
Crazy young boys,
Hail him, all of you,
With music and song!