Opera at Kino


Live and Captured Opera at Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst



We are pleased to present a new season of delightfully popular operas from the Royal Opera House, screening live by satellite from Covent Garden.


ROH Live Opera: Rigoletto

Streaming live by satellite to Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst on Tuesday 16th January at 7.15pm

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera. Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…

David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion. Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

Conducted by Alexander Joel and starring Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.


ROH screenings coming soon to Kino Rye and Kino Hawkhurst

Tosca – Wednesday 7th February at 7.15pm

Carmen – Tuesday 6th March at 6.45pm

Macbeth – Wednesday 3rd May 7.15pm













Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne ticket prices: Adults £20.00, Members and Concessions £18.000, Children 16 and under £12.50

Please note that our Tuesday 2-for-1 ticket offer does not apply to Live, NT, RSC, Alternative Content, Opera, Ballet or Special Events. Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, Alternative Content, Opera, Ballet or Special Events.