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.
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.