The last traces of the presence of the great Cecilia Bartoli at the Gran Teatre del Liceu date back to the 1990/91 and 1993/94 seasons respectively, when she appeared in five performances of the opera Il barbiere di Siviglia and gave a recital accompanied by György Fischer. The wait has been far too long and it is with great satisfaction that we welcome Cecilia Bartoli back to the Liceu for this splendid return visit.