Pair in per­fect har­mony

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“Sara gave me a big hug last night and said she felt so lucky to have me in her life and I feel ex­actly the same about her,” Camp­bell said.

“We’re both work­ing mums and have known each other since our ba­bies were lit­tle and it was all very tough right across that arc of es­tab­lish­ing our­selves as artists.

“Those friend­ships that span life in that way are spe­cial.

There aren’t that many peo­ple who really understand deal­ing with a busy home life and then hav­ing to put on a frock and make-up and ap­pear like we’re opera stars.

“We’re just hard­work­ing mums really with very good-qual­ity lip gloss.”

Camp­bell and Ma­cliver will be re­united this Fri­day as guest soloists per­form­ing with Voyces in the youth choir’s end of year con­cert Noel.

Camp­bell said al­though she had not sung with Voyces be­fore, she loved be­ing in­volved with all lev­els of mu­sic making.

“I think it’s im­por­tant to keep that con­nec­tion right across the in­dus­try; wher­ever peo­ple are in their mu­sic making is valid,” she said.

“I love be­ing part of it and I think it’s go­ing to be a beau­ti­ful and pop­u­lar con­cert that will get ev­ery­one in the Christ­mas mood.

“It’s very fam­ily ori­en­tated and they do some really lovely reper­toire.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to singing some Christ­mas carols and choral pieces that I haven’t sung be­fore plus do­ing some specky duets with the divine Ms Ma­cliver; it’s a per­fect mu­si­cal pressie with a big red bow and bells on top.”

It has been a busy year for Camp­bell, which in­cluded a one-week whirl­wind trip to Mu­nich this month for a world pre­miere opera recorded for broad­cast, and WA Opera’s sea­son of Faust where she played Siebel.

“I love char­ac­ter roles and it was a mas­sive chal­lenge for a mid­dle aged woman to play a teenage boy,” she said.

“But I was thrilled to go there and have been told I did it very con­vinc­ingly.”

She will fin­ish the year with the Vi­enna Pops New Year’s Eve con­cert at Perth Con­cert Hall.

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