David McVicar's production of Gounod's Faust at Covent Garden is spectacular. Wonderful scenery (for a change), splendid dance and ballet scenes and dazzling costumes. Of course, the best part of the feast is the music. Gounod provides a dazzling array of breathtaking arias, rousing military marches, solemn church music, demonic dance tunes, jolly songs and cabaret choruses. The cast was superb: Bryn Terfel Mephistopheles, Joseph Calleja Faust, Sonya Yoncheva Marguerite and Simon Keenlyside (what a wonderful voice!) Valentin. An unforgettable evening!