by Francesco Maria Piave (1810 - 1876)

Anzoleta avanti la regata
Language: Italian - Venetian (dialect) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Là su la machina xe la bandiera,
varda, la vedistu, vala a ciapar.
Co quela tornime in qua sta sera,
o pur a sconderte ti pol andar.
In pope, Momolo, no te incantar.
Va, voga d'anema la gondoleta,
né el primo premio te pol mancar.
Va là, recordite la to Anzoleta
che da sto pergolo te sta a vardar.
In pope, Momolo, no te incantar.
In pope, Momolo, cori a svolar.

Note: machina = a wood stage adorned with baroque statues, mounted between Palazzo Balbi and Ca' Foscari (at the end ot the race route), in the occasion of the Regatta, where the Venitian authorities take seat and where the prizes are awarded.


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Paolo Montanari) , title 1: "Anzoleta before the regatta", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 71