Did You Know?
"The Marriage of Bacchus" that Purcell dislikes is an opera by French composer Robert Cambert titled: "Ariadne ou Le Mariage de Bacchus". It was adapted for the London stage by Louis Grabu in 1674. At the time, Grabu was Master of the King's Musik. See more
One shot shows a stagehand turning a winch to lift Mary Tudor when she's playing Cupid. When she's being lowered, a shot shows the stagehand turning the winch in the same direction as previously. See more
For love has more power and less mercy than fate.
Sonata for trumpet and strings in D
Music by Henry Purcell
Performed by David Blackadder with English Baroque Soloists
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner See more