Special events at the Kino, Rye
Royal Ballet Live
Swan Lake (2018) 180mins. Tuesday June 12 at 7:15pm. Live from Covent Garden.
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.
Cast to be announced.
Berliner Philharmoniker Live
Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert, Wednesday June 20 at 6:30pm. Tickets on sale now. Running time approximately 120 minutes without an interval.
On November 14 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live with exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.
Madama Butterfly, 210mins. Thursday June 21 at 6:30pm. Tickets on sale now
Praised by critics as a “thoughtful, provocative staging” and a “scathing study of exploitation”, Annilese Miskimmon’s production updates the action to the 1950s. This post-war setting brings to the fore the darker elements of Puccini’s story. Little wonder that this opera has inspired numerous contemporary adaptations and reimaginings, including the hit musical Miss Saigon. The cast includes Olga Busuioc, Elizabeth DeShong, Joshua Guerrero, Michael Sumuel and François Piolino. Featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra with The Glyndebourne Chorus.
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 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.
Saul – date to be announced
Vanessa – Tuesday August 14 at 6:30pm
NT Live: Julie, Thursday – Thursday September 6
RSC Live: The Merry Wives Of Windsor – Wednesday September 12
NT Live: 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.
Photo: Royal Opera House