Special events at the Kino, Rye
Andre Rieu Live: Maastricht 2018
Amore – My Tribute to Love, live from Maastricht on Sunday July 8 at 3pm. Tickets: adults £20, members and concessions £18, children 14 and under £12.50
One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened in more than 2,000 cinemas worldwide across the weekend of July 28-29, as he performs his home-town shows this year with a celebration of love. Amore, My Tribute to Love, is the renowned violinist’s expression of his love for music and for both of his families – his wife and children and of course his Johann Strauss Orchestra, with which he has performed for more than 30 years. It follows on from the release of his album Amore last year, which features his own versions of classic love songs from the worlds of popular and classical music.
Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins hosts the presentation, interviewing fans and soaking up the joyous atmosphere that bursts right through the cinema screen – as well as catching an exclusive chat with André the moment he steps off stage.
Royal Opera House Encore Ballet:
Swan Lake, Monday July 16 at 7:30pm, running time approximately 180 minutes including two intervals
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Starring Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov.
Royal Shakespeare Company Live:
Romeo and Juliet, live from Stratford-upon-Avon, on Wednesday July 18 at 7pm
Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences. What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change. Starring Karen Fishwick, Bally Gill, Paul Dodds and Ishia Bennison.
Coming soon from the RSC:
The Merry Wives Of Windsor – Wednesday September 12
Vanessa (12A) 210mins, Tuesday August 14 at 6:30pm. Tickets on sale from 2pm, Friday July 6. Running time approx 210 minutes including an interval
A rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work – opera from the age of Hitchcock, with an atmospheric score and tense, psychological twists. Abandoned by her lover Anatol, Vanessa retreats from the world, waiting and hoping with only her mother and her niece Erika for company. But when, 20 years later, Anatol’s handsome young son arrives unexpectedly, he shatters the calm of this shuttered household of women. Past and present love collides, and the aftershocks threaten to destroy them all.
Vanessa unfolds in generous swathes of melody, rich in filmic strings and soaring brass, with echoes of Puccini, Berg and Strauss. It climaxes in a final quintet of Mozartean poignancy – one of the great ensembles of the contemporary repertoire. Seldom performed in the UK, this is a rare opportunity to see Barber’s heartbreaking domestic drama. Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner makes his much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut with this production, which promises to bring out the psychological tensions that sit just below the surface of this charged work.
Coming soon from Glyndebourne: Saul – date to be announced
Jonas Kaufmann: Under The Stars
Thursday August 30 at 8pm. Booking from 2pm, Friday July 6. Runing time approx 120 minutes, including an interval
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe with his incredible voice. Join him for a spectacular outdoor concert, captured live at Berlin’s iconic Waldbühne amphitheatre. The star tenor will perform famous arias and timeless Italian songs from his bestselling album Dolce Vita, in what promises to be a magical night of music under the stars.
Julie, Thursday – Thursday September 6
King Lear – Thursday September 27
The Madness Of King George – Tuesday November 20
Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, opera, ballet or special events.
For further information and booking visit Kino Rye or check the quick-view listings page.