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First Night (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 May 2013 (USA)
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Adam is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he is little more than a city suit living the capitalist's dream, this frustrated ... See full summary »

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Christopher Menaul
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Credited cast:
Peter Basham ... Biker
Sarah Brightman ... Celia
Edyta Budnik ... Bertha
Oliver Dimsdale ... Phillip
Susannah Fielding ... Debbie
Richard E. Grant ... Adam
Jane How Jane How ... Audrey
Magdalena Kurek Magdalena Kurek ... Gosha
Nigel Lindsay ... Martin
Mía Maestro ... Nicoletta
Julian Ovenden ... Tom
Tessa Peake-Jones ... Mrs Hammond
Laura Power Laura Power ... Stella
Hugh Ross ... Bunny
Stanley Townsend ... Paolo Prodi
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Adam is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he is little more than a city suit living the capitalist's dream, this frustrated amateur opera singer decides to throw an opera in his lavish country retreat. Once his friends see him belting out the notes, he feels sure it will spell the end to their shallow taunts. In fact, it might even help him win the hand of a female conductor he has been pursuing whom - it just so happens - is the first to be recruited for his showpiece. Written by Anonymous

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Music, Laughter and Romance.


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UK

Language:

English

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3 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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1st Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy

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Scorpio Films See more »
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The film features music from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his famous opera 'Cosi Fan Tutte', also known as 'School For Lovers'. See more »

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Featured in The Big Picture: November 2011 (2011) See more »

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Music Makes the Film
5 January 2015 | by barbarakayrichSee all my reviews

I have always loved Cosi but never liked musicals, or opera for that matter. The singing in "First Night" captivated me. It's a frothy, silly plot with stunning backdrops, a wonderful cast, and scintillating voices. I sought it out because of Julien Ovenden, having enjoyed him in "Downton Abbey" and "Foyle's War." I read that he also cut an album, and this seemed a great way to hear him sing. The egos and fears of the cast were well played. The variety of characters kept my interest. I would watch this film again, simply for the soundtrack. Opera now seems like a team sport, and "First Night" gets you inside the thrills and spills of being in the cast. So glad I found this one!


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