Haydn’s Sieben letzte Worte  (world premiere)

special: Patricia Kopatchinskaja & Camerata Bern 
  • Sun 23 Oct ’22
    20:15 - 21:25
    doors open 19:00
    Grote Zaal

An entire weekend of Patricia Kopatchinskaja – PatKop for short. Call her eccentric, call her out of the box, but one thing’s for sure: she is a phenomenon. She invites one of her favorite artistic partners, the top orchestra Camerata Bern, over to The Doelen.   

After Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire¸ musical adventurer Patricia Kopatchinskaja now targets Haydn’s Die sieben letzten Worte. By creating this work, Haydn was  visionary: a set of slow movements which meditate on Jesus’ last words while being crucified. The last part, Il Terremoto (The Earthquake) is different in nature.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the CAMERATA BERN collaborate with artist René Liebert, who developed the images for the seven movements and expresses them in a moving video installation. The images are projected - in reference to the three crosses - onto three high, mobile screens. Through music, image and interaction, an invitation to reflect on the meaning of these words in the present arises - perspectives on the current state of the world open up. Patricia Kopatchinskaja: "We want to face these thoughts, not shirk them!"


Haydn die Sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuz

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Camerata Bern | Patricia Kopatchinskaja artistic direction, concept, violin | René Liebert video art