I don't follow classical music but recently, I came upon this piece which is an Opera performance on youtube and I loved the music. Its supposedly a piece called Manon by Jules Massenet. I love the music, especially the soothing revivifying violins in the beginning and it kind of gave me a spring start to my day when I played it in the morning. My problem, however is that when I look up for the song on google, it is giving me totally different pieces of manon by jules massenet, that don't sound like this one at all. I want to download or buy this particular song only in all its operatic fullness, with the same intro, but I need to know which song it really is.
Please help. I didn't want to open a new thread because I knew this existed and assumed one of you fans of classical music might help. Here is the video:
Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed to be no color in anything, except the posters that were plastered everywhere. The black mustachioed face gazed down from every commanding corner. There was one on the house-front immediately opposite.BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said, while the dark eyes looked deep into Winston's own. Down at street level another poster, torn at one corner, flapped fitfully in the wind, alternately covering and uncovering the single word INGSOC. (1.1.4)