Richard E. Grant and Sarah Brightman star in romantic comedy First Night, scheduled to hit cinemas on October 14th.
Grant plays Adam, a rich industrialist who aspires to a more cultured world.
Spurred on by playful jibes that he’s little more than a city suit living the capitalist’s dream, the frustrated amateur opera singer decides to throw an opera in his lavish country retreat.
He’s certain the production will see the ends of the spell the end to their shallow taunts and hopes his singing might even help win the hand of Celia (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 sexy young singer 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.
And as this disparate group flexes their melodic and melodramatic muscles, it won’t be long before life imitates art as relationships flourish and flounder.
Cosi Fan Tutte is Mozart’s most popular opera. Although it has always been regarded as his most lyrical it has a cynical vein running through it which resonates with contemporary audiences.
The story unfolds while rehearsals take place. As in the opera so it is in the film. Mozart’s music heightens a comedic drama as a classic tale of love and betrayal plays out.
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