Judith Lynn Stillman

Essential Business

Opera Europa is the leading organization for professional opera houses and festivals in Europe, serving over 200 opera companies from 43 countries, including La Scala, Glyndebourne Opera House, Royal Opera House, Teatro di San Carlo, Bolshoi Theatre, Vienna State Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Opéra National de Paris and more.

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS, conceived by Judith Lynn Stillman (USA) and Anna Pool (UK) during quarantine is brought to you by Opera Europa, OperaVision and Opera Harmony.

Opera Harmony selected and united opera makers from across the world to form an online community during lockdown to create new digital mini-operas.

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS was the first prize winner.  Read more.

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS, a ten-minute mini-opera, inspired by the real-life stories of faith healers, grew out of an exploration of the life and death consequences of powerful, and sometimes controversial, religious leaders’ decisions during the pandemic. What would you do if everything you ever knew changed in a moment?