14 May 2023
Could you let your heart quieten down to find its truth?
Could you forget about yourself?
Multi-ARIA award nominee composer and Tar (Iranian lute) virtuoso, Hamed Sadeghi brings together 6 world-class musicians for Empty Voices. Influenced by Persian Sufism philosophy, this spellbinding work explores the notion of love.
Sunday 14 May
$8.95 booking fee applies per transaction
Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.
Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.
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8am, Wednesday 8 March 2023
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9am, Wednesday 8 March 2023
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9am, Friday 10 March 2023
This performance runs for approximately 70 minutes, with no interval.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
Suitable for all ages.
Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.
Let this music spread through your heart
The multi-generational ensemble led by Sadeghi and comprised of internationally renowned Australian Jazz figures Sandy Evans, Paul Cutlan and Lloyd Swanton and rising stars Michael Avgenicos, Thomas Avgenicos and Adem Yilmaz, delivers a mystique work.
Influenced by Persian Sufism philosophy, Sadeghi says: “To be able to love someone or something honestly you need to be able to let yourself dissolve.”
Sadeghi contemplates the notion of Love, with a musical homage to ancestral Persian culture. He uses a mix of classical and contemporary music traditions of both East and West.
Empty Voices is a gift of purity, love and liberty.
Let this music spread through your heart, leaving you empty of self-interest but filled with love.
Presented by Sydney Opera House.
Group photo by Cloé Fournier
Hero image by Alex Apt
Produced by Hamed Sadeghi
Co producer, Cloé Founier
Supporter and Funding Acknowledgement:
Create NSW government through Create NSW
APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund in partnership with the Australian Music Centre and SOUNZ
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Foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.
The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances.
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