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Published:Saturday | April 1, 2017 | 4:00 AM
Nadine Sierra, in her role debut as Ilia, in Mozart's Idomeneo.
Garth Walker, managing director, BATV.
Myrna Hague
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Idomeneo encores at Palace Cineplex tomorrow

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed more than 600 works, and is regarded among the most renowned and revered of classical composers. In January 1781, his opera Idomeneo premiered with "considerable success" in Munich. Shortly thereafter, he was summoned to Vienna, where his employer, Archbishop Colloredo, was attending the celebrations for the accession of Joseph II to the Austrian throne. For Colloredo, this was simply a matter of wanting his musical servant to be at hand (Mozart in reality did not live lavishly in Colloredo's establishment, but had to dine with the valets and cooks).

The March 25 matinee performance was transmitted worldwide, including Carib 5 here, as part of the 11th season of the Met's Live in HD series, which now reaches more than 2,000 movie theatres in 71 countries around the world.

Mozart's Idomeneo will have an encore performance tomorrow at the Palace Cineplex at 11:30 a.m.

Tickets are available at the Box Office at Carib 5, or online at www.palaceamusement.com with a Palace Card or any major credit card.

 

BATV goes live

 

Recently, Business Access Television (BATV), Jamaica's first business channel, broadcast its business current affairs programme, On Point, as well as its nightly news feature live on the company's Facebook page. The news feature continues broadcasting on Facebook live at 7:30 p.m., from Monday to Friday, while On Point will go live from 8 p.m.-9 p.m. on Thursdays.

"We at BATV have been going over how we can further please our customers as they have been demanding more from us on the go. We have heard the calls and have opted to live streaming from our Facebook page. Currently, all our content are uploaded to our website, www.batvja.com, and we're working out the specs so our viewers will be able to stream live from our website. In the coming months, we will be launching our BATV app, so we can keep our viewers in the loop wherever they are," explained Garth Walker, managing director, BATV.

The channel airs on Digicel Play 25 and FLOW 145 & 185, and has a wide range of original programmes to suit everyone.

 

Myrna Hague live in Florida tonight

 

Jamaica's 'First Lady of Jazz', the incomparable Myrna Hague, returns with her signature show 'Simply Myrna' to the Miramar Cultural Center tonight. The celebrated songstress will perform from her wide repertoire of jazz classics, popular reggae and pop selections, in her own classy and inimitable style. Special guests include vocalists Ernie Smith and Brazilian Voices, an all-female vocal ensemble that has been captivating audiences with an energy-packed performance of Brazilian music and dance.

Simply Myrna is a fundraiser for the UWI Alumni Association, Florida Chapter, and The Partner for Youth Foundation.