BY GERALDINE FREEDMAN/For The Daily Gazette
June 27, 2016
The capacity crowd was all abuzz Friday night at the Spa Little Theatre as it waited for Opera Saratoga to open its 55th season with one of the glories of the standard repertoire: Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.”
Eric Lindell cooked crawfish-boil blues plus Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” on the main stage early Saturday at the 39th Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, as Joey Alexander studied fellow pianist Elio Villafranca in the Gazebo.
Opera Saratoga’s 55th season starts tomorrow with a season that includes what is considered the greatest opera ever written, the American premiere of an opera-ballet, and an American opera barely six years old.
Lucius, the brainchild of Berklee School of Music students Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, will be leaving mammoth music festivals behind for a time to test out their latest album, “Good Grief,” in more intimate venues this summer.