Sani will make his role debut as Mingo in a new production of Porgy & Bess directed by Mathew Wild and conducted by Wayne Marshall for 'Theatre an der Wien'  / Vienna. Sani won an Olivier award as ensemble member for the ENO production of the Gershwin opera in 2018. (see video) Also joining Sani in Vienna from the ENO production are stars Eric Greene as Porgy, Tischina Vaughan as Maria and up and coming tenor Zwakele Tshabalala (d)as Sportin Life.

October 2020, in Vienna.


by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin

Oper in three acts (1935) Music by George Gershwin

Libretto by Edwin DuBose Heyward

Lyrics by Edwin & Dorothy DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin

In English with german surtitles

New production of Theater an der Wien

Premiere: Wednesdaay, 14 October 2020, 7 pm

Performances: 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 October 2020, 7 pm

Introduction matinée: 11 October 2020, 11 am


Sani has been commissioned by Fun Palaces to respond the Covid crisis and to

Black Lives Matter.

Fun Palaces has never before commissioned artists, not least because they believe everyone is an artist. They want to do still more to encourage greater inclusion in Fun Palaces both as events and across all of our work, they are choosing to commission a group of artists this year.

1000 tiny fun palaces 

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