(Above: Nicole Heaston, Matthew Rose & Hélène Guilmett.)
If you're down to see traditional opera at Opera De Lille this season, you best get your butt down there post-haste. After the current run of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, the season plows ahead with RAWRRRR(er) pickings:
Heiner Goebbels' "staged concert in three tableaux" I Went to the House But Did Not Enter; Vaughan Williams one-act opera Riders to the Sea; Henry Purcell's semi-opera The Fairy Queen; Leoš Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen; Kurt Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; and Jacques Offenbach's La Périchole...to name most.
But if Mozart is more your thang, Emmanuelle Haïm conducts English bass Matthew Rose as Figaro, American soprano Nicole Heaston as Countess Almaviva, and Canadian soprano Hélène Guilmette as Susanna in an opera that looks more normally.
*(We forever give a huge shout-out to Giuseppe Filianoti for his endearing Opera News interview where was quoted, "A lot of people say to me, 'Oh, you look normally!'", which has since & forever infiltrated our daily lexicon.) mwah :-*