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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Opera Lafayette

Performing at the highest level of artistic excellence in major theaters in Washington, New York, and international venues.

three stars

87.00

921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 546-9332   Web Site
EIN: 52-2001426

Board Leadership
Dorsey C. Dunn & Nizam P. Kettaneh
Co-Chairs

CEO
Diana Hossack
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.00 three stars
  Financial 85.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Opera Lafayette is an American period instrument ensemble focused on the French 18th-century opera repertoire and its precursors, influences, and artistic legacy. Opera Lafayette inspires a love of this repertoire by presenting rediscovered masterpieces and creating a recorded legacy of its work. Opera Lafayette performs at the highest level of artistic excellence in major theaters in Washington, New York, and international venues. Opera Lafayette educates and creates new audiences for its repertoire by making opera accessible to the general public, families, young people, and underserved audiences through its educational and outreach programs and performances in low-cost alternative venues.

Opera Lafayette is an American period instrument ensemble focused on the French 18th-century opera repertoire and its precursors, influences, and artistic legacy. Opera Lafayette inspires a love of this repertoire by presenting rediscovered masterpieces and creating a recorded legacy of its work. Opera Lafayette performs at the highest level of artistic excellence in major theaters in Washington, New York, and international venues. Opera Lafayette educates and creates new audiences for its repertoire by making opera accessible to the general public, families, young people, and underserved audiences through its educational and outreach programs and performances in low-cost alternative venues.

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Financial

three stars

85.28

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Opera Lafayette on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Opera Lafayette on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Opera Lafayette (DC) 87.00 three stars
Toledo Opera (OH) 89.80 three stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 89.87 three stars
LA Opera (CA) 90.87 four stars
Portland Opera (OR) 87.27 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $845,289
   Federated Campaigns $3,851
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $115,206
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,000
Total Contributions $989,346
   Program Service Revenue $253,680
Total Primary Revenue $1,243,026
   Other Revenue $1,434
TOTAL REVENUE $1,244,460
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $919,109
   Administrative Expenses $136,882
   Fundraising Expenses $123,291
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,179,282
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $65,178
   
Net Assets $938,853

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
Annual Performances $865,368 94.2%
Community Engagement $45,481 4.9%
Young Artists $8,260 0.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 87.00 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2020 84.82 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 52-2001426
Name in IRS Master File OPERA LAFAYETTE
NTEE Code A68
NTEE Classification Music
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 January, 1997
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
$87,000 7.37% Diana Hossack Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$92,000 7.80% Ryan Brown Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Opera Lafayette (DC) 87.00 three stars
Pittsburgh Opera (PA) 86.31 three stars
Sarasota Opera (FL) 86.73 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 94.24 four stars
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (MO) 92.35 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Opera Lafayette
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 546-9332
EIN: 52-2001426

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Board Leadership

Dorsey C. Dunn & Nizam P. Kettaneh
Co-Chairs

CEO

Diana Hossack
Executive Director

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