Cecilia Bartoli makes La Scala return after 20-year huff

Nobody could get her to return to the notorious bearpit, but Daniel Barenboim has done it. She last appeared as Zerlina in Don Giovanni in 1993 but has refused to take their calls since Riccardo Muti walked the gangplank later that year.

Now, she has agreed to open the La Scala Philharmonic season with Daniel Barenboim this December, in Milan and on tour to Paris.