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1st Night

(2013)
Not Rated In Theaters 05/3/2013 , 112min.
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Plot & Details

Directed by Christopher Menual, '1ST NIGHT' is a unique story of love's fluctuating fortunes set against a backdrop of visual and vocal beauty. As the cast, the drama, and the music carefully walk a tightrope between humor and pathos a timeless romantic comedy unfolds.

Adam (Richard E. Grant) is a rich industrialist and frustrated opera singer aspiring to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he's just a City suit living a capitalist dream he decides to stage an opera in his lavish country retreat. He feels sure the shallow taunting will end once his friends see him in full voice. In fact his singing might even help him win the hand of Celia (Sarah Brightman), the female conductor he's been pursuing, especially since she is the first to be recruited for his showpiece.

For the rest of the cast and the production, Adam brings in the experts and enlists the aid of a troupe of promising young singers - led by beauty Nicoletta (Mia Maestro) and upstart Tom (Julian Ovenden) - with enough collective sexual tension to light up the stage. His choice of opera? Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, the master composer's fabled romp through the bittersweet territory of sexual infidelity. As this motley group flexes their melodic and melodramatic muscles during rehearsals leading up to the opening night performance, it won't be long before life imitates art as relationships flourish and flounder.

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