Joan Rodgers and Gerald Finley, Wigmore Hall, London W1 (0171- 935 2141) 7.30pm

"Not in the Wigmore Hall!" cried Benjamin Britten when Peter Pears tried to kiss him. I don't know if the composer and his lover really did try a quick backstage snog in this celebrated venue, but the scene from Paul Godfrey's play Once In A While the Odd Thing Happens feels authentic as the intimacy of the Wigmore Hall is second to none. Not only is it quite the most beautiful concert hall, it has the kind of generous acoustics that performers dream of and rise to. There is nowhere better to hear song recitals and there are few artists who would not cut off several limbs for the chance of being invited to sing here. Fortunately, neither Joan Rodgers nor Gerald Finley (above) have resorted to surgery to secure their latest engagement. Both made triumphant appearances in title roles at Glyndebourne last year (Theodora and Owen Wingrave), but the chance to hear such intelligent singers close-up should be grabbed.

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