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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

New Orleans Opera Association

America's first city of opera

three stars

88.14

935 Gravier Street Suite 1940
New Orleans, LA 70112
tel: (800) 881-4459   Web Site
EIN: 72-0272897

Board Leadership
James C. Gulotta Jr.
President

CEO
Robert Lyall
General and Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.14 three stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) is to provide the finest possible operatic performances within its means to the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, the State of Louisiana, and the River and Gulf Regions. NOOA's goals are to plan, produce and present opera of the highest musical and artistic caliber to reach out to a broad public, educating them and developing in them a greater awareness of opera; to provide a statewide education program that includes live performance in the schools, a local student matinee of a mainstage operatic production, free public performances, and opera education lectures; to facilitate the attendance and comfort of individuals with physical and mental impairments; and to maintain the H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio as a local, national and international opera resource.

The mission of the New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) is to provide the finest possible operatic performances within its means to the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, the State of Louisiana, and the River and Gulf Regions. NOOA's goals are to plan, produce and present opera of the highest musical and artistic caliber to reach out to a broad public, educating them and developing in them a greater awareness of opera; to provide a statewide education program that includes live performance in the schools, a local student matinee of a mainstage operatic production, free public performances, and opera education lectures; to facilitate the attendance and comfort of individuals with physical and mental impairments; and to maintain the H. Lloyd Hawkins Scenic Studio as a local, national and international opera resource.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth 35.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Orleans Opera Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Orleans Opera Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Orleans Opera Association (LA) 88.14 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 90.64 four stars
San Francisco Opera (CA) 87.46 three stars
Arizona Opera (AZ) 89.57 three stars
LA Opera (CA) 86.77 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,812,307
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $24,506
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $631,475
Total Contributions $2,468,288
   Program Service Revenue $632,002
Total Primary Revenue $3,100,290
   Other Revenue $203,715
TOTAL REVENUE $3,304,005
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,517,830
   Administrative Expenses $384,722
   Fundraising Expenses $6,249
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,908,801
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-604,796
   
Net Assets $1,441,731

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 88.14 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 87.91 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 85.80 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 78.70 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 74.82 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 72.20 two stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 73.20 two stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 67.67 one star
2011-06 10/01/2012 70.11 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 76.44 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 76.15 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 81.80 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 72-0272897
Name in IRS Master File NEW ORLEANS OPERA ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A6A
NTEE Classification Opera
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 May, 1952
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,450 3.10% Robert Lyall Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Orleans Opera Association (LA) 88.14 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 90.64 four stars
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 86.11 three stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 91.61 four stars
Arizona Opera (AZ) 89.57 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Orleans Opera Association
935 Gravier Street
Suite 1940
New Orleans, LA 70112
tel: (800) 881-4459
fax: (504) 529-7668
EIN: 72-0272897

Mail donations to:
PO Box 52108
New Orleans, LA 70152

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Board Leadership

James C. Gulotta Jr.
President

CEO

Robert Lyall
General and Artistic Director

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