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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.
That was the first night of my new duties; and in the course of the next day I had got well into the run of them.
Many First Nights around the country have closed, but we're not one of them,'' McGinn said.
First Night Worcester is a rain or shine event -- or maybe that should be cold/ice/snow or shine if you have a shivering memory of some chilly First Nights past.
He noted that many First Nights across the country have been in similar circumstances and were forced to close.
WORCESTER -- First Night Worcester is saying "help'' as it seeks to raise $25,000 to fund its annual New Year's Eve celebration on Dec.
There aren't quite as many venues or performers as some First Nights past, but First Night Worcester has also created a new venue with a live music tent at City Hall Plaza and is taking full advantage of the new Worcester Common Oval to have ice skating all through the festivities up to midnight.
concert/party at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts featuring David Foster and the Mohegan Sun All-Stars celebrated the 30 First Nights, and the arrival of 2012.
But way before the midnight champagne corks pop at The Hanover Theatre to mark 30 First Nights, First Night Worcester 2012 is promising an array of entertainment activities to say "Happy New Year" throughout the day beginning at 2 p.
WORCESTER -- The countdown is on for First Night Worcester 2015 this Dec.