first night


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first night

n.
1. The opening performance of a theatrical production.
2. The performance presented on such a night.

first night

n
(Theatre)
a. the first public performance of a play or other production
b. (as modifier): first-night nerves.

first′ night′


n.
1. the night on which a theatrical or other production is first performed in a place, esp. the night of the official opening.
2. the performance itself.
[1705–15]
Translations

first night

n (Theatre) → prima
References in classic literature ?
I have not the least doubt she will do wonders if she is only left to herself on the first night.
When we arrive at the summit of our wishes, success has usually the power to drive away sleep on the first night after the fulfilment of long cherished hopes.
He had spent the first night in the same yard as the Rostovs.
Why, the first night I was here I dreamed I COULDN'T LAUGH.
In order to economize in every way possible, so as to be sure to reach Hampton in a reasonable time, I continued to sleep under the same sidewalk that gave me shelter the first night I was in Richmond.
Now, Master East, I shall be very angry if you don't go," said she; "there's some capital cold beef and pickles upstairs, and I won't have you old boys in my room first night.
There was a moment during which I listened, reminded of the faint sense I had had, the first night, of there being something undefinably astir in the house, and noted the soft breath of the open casement just move the half-drawn blind.
The hunter's wife did as she was advised, and the first night the moon was full she sat and spun with a golden spinning-wheel, and then left the wheel on the bank.
The first night of his march, Captain Bonneville encamped upon Henry's Fork; an upper branch of Snake River, called after the first American trader that erected a fort beyond the mountains.
This bundle, the first night of our arrival, I had used as a pillow, but on the succeeding morning, opening it for the inspection of the natives, they gazed upon the miscellaneous contents as though I had just revealed to them a casket of diamonds, and they insisted that so precious a treasure should be properly secured.
All the first night I imagined I heard voices talking about me in that room next door.
Do you remember the first night at sea when we sailed from England in the