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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Offering a broad repertoire of professional operatic experiences

four stars

90.64

1725 Holmes Street Kansas City, MO 64108
tel: (816) 471-4933   Web Site
EIN: 44-0626124

Board Leadership
Thomas W. Butch
President

CEO
Deborah Sandler
General Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.64 four stars
  Financial 87.39 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City exists to enrich the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds throughout the region by offering a broad repertoire of professional operatic experiences. The Lyric Opera of Kansas City was founded in 1958 by Russell Patterson. In 54 years the Company has produced numerous works including three world premiere operas. In the fall of 1998, the Company began performing operas in the original language, a tradition which continues today. The Company currently produces four performances of four productions per season at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts located at 1601 Broadway in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City exists to enrich the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds throughout the region by offering a broad repertoire of professional operatic experiences. The Lyric Opera of Kansas City was founded in 1958 by Russell Patterson. In 54 years the Company has produced numerous works including three world premiere operas. In the fall of 1998, the Company began performing operas in the original language, a tradition which continues today. The Company currently produces four performances of four productions per season at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts located at 1601 Broadway in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

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Financial

three stars

87.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.85
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lyric Opera of Kansas City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lyric Opera of Kansas City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 90.64 four stars
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 85.35 three stars
Boston Lyric Opera (MA) 88.03 three stars
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 86.11 three stars
New Orleans Opera Association (LA) 88.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,629,609
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $676,954
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $103,396
Total Contributions $4,409,959
   Program Service Revenue $1,539,567
Total Primary Revenue $5,949,526
   Other Revenue $110,742
TOTAL REVENUE $6,060,268
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,530,884
   Administrative Expenses $693,674
   Fundraising Expenses $511,400
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,735,958
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-675,690
   
Net Assets $19,706,828

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Opera Productions $5,141,048 93.0%
Opera Education and Community Engagement $389,836 7.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.64 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.96 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.12 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.99 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 90.03 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.49 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 94.01 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 83.22 three stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 80.68 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 44-0626124
Name in IRS Master File LYRIC OPERA OF KANSAS CITY INC
NTEE Code A6A
NTEE Classification Opera
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(88) Community theatrical group
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1960
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$203,508 3.02% Deborah Sandler General Director & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 90.64 four stars
Portland Opera (OR) 88.14 three stars
Arizona Opera (AZ) 89.57 three stars
Sarasota Opera (FL) 86.30 three stars
LA Opera (CA) 86.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lyric Opera of Kansas City
1725 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
tel: (816) 471-4933
EIN: 44-0626124

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Board Leadership

Thomas W. Butch
President

CEO

Deborah Sandler
General Director and CEO

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