from Act I of the French opera Manon
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac
Role: Manon Lescaut
, a young woman, cousin of Lescaut
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: The courtyard of an inn at Amiens, France, 18th century
Synopsis: Manon, who has just arrived on her way to a convent, tells her cousin about the journey and the wonderful things she has seen.