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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Michigan Opera Theatre

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

82.07

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

Board Leadership
Ethan Davidson
Chairman

CEO
Wayne S. Brown
President and CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.07
  Financial 79.57
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00
This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

79.57

Accountability & Transparency

85.00

This rating was published 03/01/2022 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
71.9%
  Administrative Expenses 23.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.52
  Program Expenses Growth -2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.3%
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) 82.07
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 89.42
Opera Omaha (NE) 90.79
Arizona Opera (AZ) 86.83
VocalEssence (MN) 91.77

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,196,488
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $119,650
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $54,160
Total Contributions $5,370,298
   Program Service Revenue $1,860,600
Total Primary Revenue $7,230,898
   Other Revenue $5,308,855
TOTAL REVENUE $12,539,753
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,482,030
   Administrative Expenses $4,672,996
   Fundraising Expenses $48,217
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,203,243
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,663,490
   
Net Assets $40,079,336

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 $9,482,030 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 03/01/2022 82.07
2019-06 04/01/2021 86.65
2018-06 10/01/2019 85.15
2017-06 12/01/2018 85.35
2016-06 12/22/2017 86.16
2015-06 11/01/2016 77.01
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.02
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 73.16
2013-06 12/22/2014 82.16
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.83
2011-06 08/01/2012 70.12
2010-06 11/01/2011 71.83
2009-06 09/20/2011 74.70
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 69.83
2008-06 02/01/2010 78.25
2007-06 04/01/2009 82.37
2006-06 10/01/2007 78.74
2005-06 11/01/2006 78.29
2004-06 10/01/2005 94.39
2003-06 10/01/2004 74.85

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$305,448 2.15% Wayne S. Brown President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 82.07
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 89.42
VocalEssence (MN) 91.77
Florentine Opera Company (WI) 85.12
Opera Lafayette (DC) 90.73

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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

Ethan Davidson
Chairman

CEO

Wayne S. Brown
President and CEO

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