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:
“What a fate: to be condemned to work for a firm where the slightest negligence at once gave rise to the gravest suspicion! Were all the employees nothing but a bunch of scoundrels, was there not among them one single loyal devoted man who, had he wasted only an hour or so of the firm's time in the morning, was so tormented by conscience as to be driven out of his mind and actually incapable of leaving his bed?”
- G.S; before his inevitable demise