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First Night (Cosi)

Christopher Menaul - 2010

First Night

First Night (Cosi), an adaptation of Mozart's opera Cosi Fan Tutti, was directed by Christopher Menaul starring Richard E. Grant and Sarah Brightman.

Adam is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he is little more than a city suit living the capitalist's dream, this frustrated amateur opera singer decides to throw an opera in his lavish country retreat. Once his friends see him belting out the notes, he feels sure it will spell the end to their shallow taunts. In fact, it might even help him win the hand of a female conductor he has been pursuing whom - it just so happens - is the first to be recruited for his showpiece.

Filmed on location at Manderston in the Scottish Borders.