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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Michigan Opera Theatre

Presenting opera, ballet, and musical theater to the general public

three stars

85.15

1526 Broadway Street Detroit, MI 48226
tel: (313) 237-7464   Web Site
EIN: 38-2052726

Board Leadership
R. Jamison Williams
Chairman

CEO
Wayne S. Brown
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.15 three stars
  Financial 85.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1971, Michigan Opera Theatre presents opera, dance and educational activities to make a positive impact on the lives of people in metro-Detroit. This year, Michigan Opera Theater will present five grand opera productions and four stunning dance productions, teach hundreds of classes, visit countless communities and schools, and help thousands of people experience the cultural arts.

Established in 1971, Michigan Opera Theatre presents opera, dance and educational activities to make a positive impact on the lives of people in metro-Detroit. This year, Michigan Opera Theater will present five grand opera productions and four stunning dance productions, teach hundreds of classes, visit countless communities and schools, and help thousands of people experience the cultural arts.

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Financial

three stars

85.31

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
68.6%
  Administrative Expenses 23.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.39
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan Opera Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Michigan Opera Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 85.15 three stars
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 86.05 three stars
Pittsburgh Opera (PA) 90.07 four stars
Opera Grand Rapids (MI) 85.43 three stars
Opera San José (CA) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,972,928
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $150,820
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,123,748
   Program Service Revenue $4,188,110
Total Primary Revenue $9,311,858
   Other Revenue $3,249,042
TOTAL REVENUE $12,560,900
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,362,972
   Administrative Expenses $3,354,111
   Fundraising Expenses $1,228,075
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,945,158
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,384,258
   
Net Assets $40,442,496

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 and Local Outreach Programs $11,362,972 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 85.15 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 85.35 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 86.16 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 77.01 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.02 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 73.16 two stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 82.16 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.83 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 70.12 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 71.83 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 74.70 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 69.83 one star
2008-06 02/01/2010 78.25 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 82.37 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 78.74 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 78.29 two stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 94.39 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 74.85 two stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 83.96 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 76.87 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 38-2052726
Name in IRS Master File MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
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, 1968
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
$285,000 1.78% Wayne S. Brown President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 85.15 three stars
LA Opera (CA) 86.77 three stars
Boston Lyric Opera (MA) 89.26 three stars
The Atlanta Opera (GA) 88.83 three stars
VocalEssence (MN) 87.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Michigan Opera Theatre
1526 Broadway Street
Detroit, MI 48226
tel: (313) 237-7464
EIN: 38-2052726

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Board Leadership

R. Jamison Williams
Chairman

CEO

Wayne S. Brown
President and CEO

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