First Night - Trailer
Director Christopher MenaulYear 2011Genre(s) Comedies
Adam is a wealthy businessman and an amateur opera singer who aspires to a more cultured lifestyle. Despite his love for opera, Adam's friends tease him, saying he's no more than a 'city suit' and to prove them all wrong, Adam decides to put on an opera at his lavish stately home in the country side.
Among the first people he hires is the beautiful Celia to be the conductor of his opera, an open air adaptation of Mozart's 'Cosi Fan Tutte'. After a bad start, in which Adam struggles to remember the names, faces and the jobs of the people he's hired, rehearsals get under way.
When not rehearsing, the cast and crew bond in the grounds of Adam's mansion. A bet is formed involving the male and female leads, passionate trysts are held in secret in the dead of night and Adam attempts to get his opera ready for its first night, in the hopes that he will win the heart and affections of Celia.
Directed by: Christopher Menaul
Starring: Richard E. Grant, Nigel Lindsay, Mia Maestro, Julian Ovenden and Sarah Brightman