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Vazesh

Captivating world music. Inspired poetic melodies. Soft blowing improvisations. Vazesh is a magnetic improvising trio comprised of renowned Iranian tar player Hamed Sadeghi, saxophonist-bass clarinettist Jeremy Rose, and bassist Lloyd Swanton.

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In the Utzon Room | World Music

Keeping you safe

  • The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government
  • We strongly recommend that patrons over the age of 12 wear a face mask while attending a performance inside one of our venues
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 meters whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.
  • Within venues, please adhere to our spaced seating plans and always take your allocated seat
  • There are new COVID-specific conditions of entry for audiences attending performances, including the digital check in of every person for contract tracing purposes. This includes the circumstances under which you must not attend the Opera House, and what’s required of you when you visit. Please read about them here
★★★★
“One of the most captivating phases came in a three-way conversation that was so gentle it was like three wind-chimes bouncing off each other”

Sydney Morning Herald

A sound both urgent and melancholy

Vazesh means to blow softly. Performing enlightening music improvisations inspired by the Persian Radif and renowned Iranian tar player Hamed Sadeghi’s of Eishan Ensemble.

Featuring Sadeghi alongside award winning saxophonist-bass clarinettist Jeremy Rose (The Vampires, The Earshift Orchestra) and bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, The Catholics), this is an exciting collaboration driven by an exploration of musical discovery.

With inspiration from Anouar Brahem, Dhafer Youssef, Spiritual Jazz, and The Necks, their music draws from many influences and yet sounds uniquely their own. 

Presented by Sydney Opera House.

Hamed Sadeghi and Jeremy Rose.

Venue Information

In line with current NSW Government advice, all venues will have a reduced venue capacity of 50% (or a maximum of 1000 guests), and our spaced seating plans will have a minimum of one seat or aisle between each separate booking.

Tickets will mostly be sold in multiples of two, however limited allocations of single tickets and odd numbered groupings of tickets will also be available. Tickets may also be sold in single seat patterns for certain Events. At all times, we will do our best to support your needs, but please bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time.

Please help us maintain our safe, spaced seating plans by wearing your mask at all times inside the venue, remaining in your allocated seat and facing the stage. Please be aware that guests seated in your row may need to walk past you to get to their seat.

Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. For select shows, drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues. Please check specific event information closer to the performance date. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals.

An example of COVID safe seating with physical distancing

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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