Love for Sale, in Massenet's 'Manon'


THE HIT SINGLE: "Adieu, notre petite table"

In Act Two, after Manon (soprano Natalie Dessay) decides to leave Des Grieux for a more opuent life, she sings a sentimental farewell to the modest apartment they've shared, and its "little table."

THE B SIDE: "The Dream of Des Grieux"

Not realizing that Manon has chosen to leave him, Des Grieux (tenor Giuseppe Filianoti) imagines a peaceful life with her, in a small country cottage, in the gentle aria known as "The Dream of Des Grieux."