from Act III, Scene 1 of the French opera Manon
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac
, Manon's cousin, Royal Guardsman
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: A busy square in Paris, France, 18th century
Synopsis: Lescaut is flirting in the crowd. He claims to one girl that the only way he can fully praise her is to climb the heights of Mount Pindus.