Sydney Opera House

The Operative Word - Jud Arthur


Why do you do the job that you do? In which other profession can a straight man put on make-up and a dress?

Is there any other profession that you would have liked to have followed? Nuclear physicist.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Not suitable for printing!

If you could have dinner with a historical figure, who would it be? Martin Luther King.

What is your greatest extravagance? My plasma TV.

What is your favourite way to spend an evening? Cuddled up on the couch with my girls, watching a movie.

Who or what is the love of your life? My girls.

You would like to devote more time to...My family.

What is your favourite food? Rack of lamb.

What is your most treasured possession? My big screen plasma TV.

Which is the opera that got you hooked? Tosca.

Which opera do you never need to hear again? Anything with three countertenors and a soprano!

If there’s one quote that really speaks to you it’s…If you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.

You still hope to…Sing at the Met.

Which characteristics do you most admire in others? Positivity.

What type of holiday do you most enjoy? Beach.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish I’d learnt to play the piano as a child, to a useful level.

Who is your favourite band? Kings of Leon.

You spend too much money on…My wife’s dresses!

Who is your favourite character from the opera world? Zaccaria in  Nabucco.

The book everyone loved but you could not finish was....Virgin Blue Voyeur in-flight magazine.

What is your favourite kitchen appliance? Oven.

If you could be anyone, who would you be? Happy being me.

Who is your favourite heart throb? Angelina Jolie