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Zela Margossian Quintet

Enchanting rhythm. Effortless harmonies. Sophisticated jazz. Zela Margossian Quintet is an ARIA nominated ethno-jazz band with influences from Armenian traditional music.

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In the Utzon Room | World Music, Jazz

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  • 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
“What a bright new force is pianist Zela​ Margossian​… her range and fascination as a composer, splashing her Armenian heritage across the broad canvas of jazz”

Sydney Morning Herald

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Heartfelt, authentic and wholly absorbing jazz

Zela Margossian Quintet is an ARIA nominated ethno-jazz band based in Sydney, performing original works and arrangements carrying influences from Armenian traditional music. 

Featuring Zela Margossian as pianist and leader, with Jacques Emery (double bass), Adem Yilmaz (percussion), Stuart Vandergraaff (woodwind) and Alexander Inman-Hislop (drums). Expertly weaving jazz rhythms with middle-eastern soundscapes harmoniously. With Margossian at the helm, this quintet ‘has carved out an entrancing and dazzlingly unique kaleidoscopic niche’ - Downbeat.

Presented by Sydney Opera House.

Zela Margossian Quintet.

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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