Conceived and led by acclaimed Iranian-Australian tar player and composer Hamed Sadeghi (who featured in the sold out UnWrapped Vazesh concerts, December 2020), Project Masnavi is a world premiere performance drawing on contemporary and classical music traditions of both East and West.
Fusing traditional Iranian music with jazz, Project Masnavi responds to the writings of the revered 13th-century Persian poet Rumi. The project features evocative composition and unique instrumentation, including tar, saxophone, accordion, double bass and drums performed by the internationally acclaimed Eishan Ensemble quintet.
Project Masnavi supported by the City of Sydney, will be launched at the Sydney Opera House on the 14th and 15th of May 2021 as a world premiere.
Hamed Sadeghi, tar
Michael Avgenicos, saxophone
Max Alduca, double bass
Marcello Maio, accordion
Alexander Inman-Hislop, drums
The Opera House theatres are now being sold to 100% capacity. This includes all performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room.
Please help us to maintain safety 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 60 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. Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals. Drinking water is available at all times.