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1. The opening performance of a theatrical production.
2. The performance presented on such a night.
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a. the first public performance of a play or other production
b. (as modifier): first-night nerves.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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first nightn (Theatre) → prima
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