Seven Last Words

Two powerful meditations on the last words of those unlawfully killed.

English National Opera presents a unique concert staging of Joseph Haydn’s Seven Last Words on the Cross, and Joel Thompson’s Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.

Seven Last Words of the Unarmed

Tackling complex themes of racial discrimination, each of the seven movements of Thompson’s Seven Last Words of the Unarmed quotes the last words of an unarmed black man, culminating in a sobering meditation of both personal and collective grief.

Seven Last Words on the Cross

Haydn’s seminal oratorio offers a measured and emotive reflection of the Disciples’ stories of Christ’s sacrifice in the Christian tradition, with each of the seven movements forming a musical reflection on Jesus’s last words before the crucifixion, as told by the Gospels of Matthew, Luke and John.

Conducting the magnificent ENO Orchestra and Chorus (alongside making their ENO debut) are renowned choral conductors Eamonn Dougan and Kellen Gray, performing the Haydn and Thompson respectively.

Joining the ENO Orchestra for the Haydn are bass Soloman Howard and tenor Frederick Ballentine, alongside current ENO Harewood Artists Nardus Williams and Idunnu Münch.

Book your tickets now to this extraordinary night of live music in London, and experience the hauntingly beautiful choral sounds of Haydn and Thompson for yourself. 

Running Time
1hrs 35mins

Tickets are priced at £35 and £25.

Under 35s can get tickets for £25 and £10.
Under 21s come free.
*£2.25 booking fee applies to online and telephone bookings.

Sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage

For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected]

Eamonn Dougan


Kellen Gray