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."
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