Sad news: James Jorden, creator of beloved opera blog “Parterre Box,” passes at 69

By | October 4, 2023



Death – Obituary News : James Jorden, the creator of opera blog “Parterre Box,” has passed away at the age of 69. His blog was a vital resource for opera enthusiasts worldwide. The news has saddened the opera community, with many expressing their condolences and sharing memories of Jorden on social media.

Obituary: James Jorden, Creator of Beloved Opera Blog “Parterre Box,” Passes Away at 69

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of James Jorden, the renowned creator of the beloved opera blog “Parterre Box.” James, 69, left us on October 4, 2023, leaving behind a profound void in the opera community.


Born in London, England, James Jorden’s love for opera blossomed at a young age. His passion for the art form led him to pursue a career as an opera critic and journalist. In 2002, he founded the influential blog “Parterre Box,” which quickly became an essential resource for opera fans around the world.

Through his blog, James showcased his exceptional knowledge and deep understanding of opera, providing insightful reviews, interviews, and analysis of performances. His writing style was captivating, effortlessly conveying the emotions and intricacies of the operatic world. Opera enthusiasts eagerly awaited his posts, knowing they would be treated to a wealth of information and thoughtful commentary.

James Jorden’s contributions to the opera community extended beyond his blog. He was a frequent speaker at conferences and events, sharing his expertise and enriching the understanding of opera among both novices and seasoned aficionados. His passion for the art form was contagious, inspiring countless individuals to delve deeper into the world of opera.

The loss of James Jorden will be deeply felt by the opera community worldwide. His legacy as a dedicated opera critic and journalist is unparalleled, and his impact on the art form will continue to be felt for generations to come. Through his writings, James not only educated and entertained, but also fostered a sense of community among opera fans, connecting people from all walks of life through their shared love for this beautiful art form.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to James Jorden’s family, friends, and all those who had the privilege of knowing him. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his legacy continue to inspire and uplift the opera world. #RipJamesJorden #OperaFans #ParterreBox.


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