First Night Cast: Richard E. Grant, Nigel Lindsay, Mia Maestro, Julian Ovenden, Sarah Brightman
Director: Christopher Menaul
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Synopsis: Fusing the stately grandeur of Gosford Park with the magical music of Amadeus, First 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 humour 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.
Release Date: March 15th, 2012