New Zealander , Jud Arthur has been Australian based since 2003. Arthur has performed over 40 operatic, bass roles in Australia for Opera Australia, Western Australian Opera, Victorian Opera, South Australian Opera, and Queensland Opera, as well as regularly performing with the New Zealand Opera company. A particular highlight for Arthur was creating the role of both Hunding and Fafer in Opera Australia's first Ring Cycle, for which he received critical acclaim. Concert performances include, Verdi and Mozart Requiems, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, with all the major symphonies in both Australia and New Zealand. Jud has regularly sung the National Anthem for New Zealand's, All Black tests and had the honour of singing at the launch of the New Zealand America's Cup. Apart from his love of opera singing Jud has been a state rugby player for the NZ Otago team, his success there saw him poached by the Italian, Mirano Rugby Club where he played for 3 years. Jud is also a farrier and former NZ under 21 show jumping champion title holder.
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