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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Knoxville Opera Company

Contributing to the Cultural Enrichment of East Tennessee

two stars

76.09

612 East Depot Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917
tel: (865) 524-0795   Web Site
EIN: 62-1015262

Board Leadership
G. Mark Cramolini
Chair

CEO
Brian Salesky
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.09 two stars
  Financial 86.53 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 69.00 one star
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Knoxville Opera, founded in 1978, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization presenting productions made possible, in part, by generous funding from our patrons. Knoxville Opera is dedicated to contributing to the cultural enrichment of East Tennessee by providing high-quality, locally produced opera performances. Through its stunning performances of classic opera productions, Knoxville Opera works to educate the community about opera's important cultural and societal role in history.

Knoxville Opera, founded in 1978, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization presenting productions made possible, in part, by generous funding from our patrons. Knoxville Opera is dedicated to contributing to the cultural enrichment of East Tennessee by providing high-quality, locally produced opera performances. Through its stunning performances of classic opera productions, Knoxville Opera works to educate the community about opera's important cultural and societal role in history.

Financial

three stars

86.53

Accountability & Transparency

one star

69.00

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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Knoxville Opera Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Knoxville Opera Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Knoxville Opera Company (TN) 76.09 two stars
Hawaii Opera Theatre (HI) 89.39 three stars
Minnesota Opera (MN) 85.27 three stars
New Orleans Opera Association (LA) 87.91 three stars
Sarasota Opera (FL) 86.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $608,944
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $359,051
Total Contributions $967,995
   Program Service Revenue $749,607
Total Primary Revenue $1,717,602
   Other Revenue $21,472
TOTAL REVENUE $1,739,074
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,319,110
   Administrative Expenses $126,542
   Fundraising Expenses $235,619
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,681,271
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $57,803
   
Net Assets $1,086,931

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
Performances $1,319,110 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 76.09 two stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 73.58 two stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 73.83 two stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 72.07 two 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 62-1015262
Name in IRS Master File KNOXVILLE OPERA COMPANY
NTEE Code A6A
NTEE Classification Opera
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(88) Community theatrical group
(89) Singing society or 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 March, 1978
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,000 9.51% Brian Salesky Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Knoxville Opera Company (TN) 76.09 two stars
Choral Arts (DC) 85.69 three stars
VocalEssence (MN) 89.76 three stars
LA Opera (CA) 89.12 three stars
Hawaii Opera Theatre (HI) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Knoxville Opera Company
612 East Depot Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
tel: (865) 524-0795
EIN: 62-1015262

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Board Leadership

G. Mark Cramolini
Chair

CEO

Brian Salesky
Executive Director

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