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Even in the smartest opera houses directors are often content to stage big ideas while letting singers fend for themselves. Such nonsense is an anathema to Music Theatre London which specialises in realising the drama in opera. Which brings us to Tchaikovsky's adaptation of Pushkin's great love story Eugene Onegin. For bewildering reasons - the libretto is psychologically acute - producers rarely succeed with this great work. Maybe Music Theatre's new production (right) will show them the way.

Touring to Newcastle, Newbury, Sheffield, Plymouth, Hammersmith and High Wycombe to 13 Jun (0171-240 0919)