from Act II of the French opera Manon
by Jules Massenet
Libretto: Henri Meilhac
Role: Chevalier Des Grieux
, a nobleman, son of Count Des Grieux
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: Apartment of Chevalier Des Grieux, Paris, France, 18th century
Synopsis: In order to cheer Manon up, Des Grieux relates to her a dream that he has had. He has dreamed that someday he will own a house surrounded by beautiful flowers and singing birds. However, he realizes that his dream was still drear because it lacks one thing : Manon.