Definition of first night in English:

first night

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The first public performance of a play or show: tickets for the first night sold out fast [as modifier]: some of the numbers appeared to be under-rehearsed, but maybe they were suffering first-night nerves
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  • The first people in the theatre, they walked out - but after the first night, there were lines around the theatre, they sold out the mezzanine.
  • On stage, Solti grew so excited that he rang BBC bosses and begged them to attend the first night.
  • On the first night of this run, the Royal Ballet reached its 750th performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Opera House.

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