curtain raising

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Noun1.curtain raising - the first performance (as of a theatrical production)curtain raising - the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
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Some of the curtain raising performances, he said would be by Kgosi Sebulelo from Ghanzi, who sings contemporary Nama Stap Polka genre, the local Hip Hop group, Motswako Translators and local DJ Smaaro.
At the start of the festival, instead the customary curtain raising of the first play, speeches were delivered by different guests.
Curtain raising ceremony of the first ever "Pakistan Horticulture Vision 2030", for the development of horticulture sector, will be held on Saturday in Karachi.