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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Pittsburgh Opera

Enriching the life of Pittsburgh and the tri-state area

three stars

86.31

2425 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 281-0912   Web Site
EIN: 25-1073139

Board Leadership
Michele Fabrizi
Chair

CEO
Christopher Hahn
General Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.31 three stars
  Financial 80.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Begun in 1939 as the Pittsburgh Opera Society, Pittsburgh Opera is the eighth oldest company in the U.S., and it draws on a rich legacy of music-making. Pittsburgh Opera enriches Pittsburgh and the tri-state area and draws national and international attention to the region by: creating live opera at the highest standards of artistic excellence; making opera intellectually and financially accessible to a diverse audience; developing young American singers into tomorrow's artists; and ensuring the future through responsible fiscal management.

Begun in 1939 as the Pittsburgh Opera Society, Pittsburgh Opera is the eighth oldest company in the U.S., and it draws on a rich legacy of music-making. Pittsburgh Opera enriches Pittsburgh and the tri-state area and draws national and international attention to the region by: creating live opera at the highest standards of artistic excellence; making opera intellectually and financially accessible to a diverse audience; developing young American singers into tomorrow's artists; and ensuring the future through responsible fiscal management.

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Financial

three stars

80.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 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)
68.8%
  Administrative Expenses 23.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.87
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Opera (PA) 86.31 three stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 97.02 four stars
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (MO) 92.35 four stars
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 85.15 three stars
Glimmerglass Festival (NY) 86.21 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,813,243
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $901,280
   Fundraising Events $296,105
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $546,874
Total Contributions $4,557,502
   Program Service Revenue $1,649,338
Total Primary Revenue $6,206,840
   Other Revenue $902,450
TOTAL REVENUE $7,109,290
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,713,880
   Administrative Expenses $1,871,568
   Fundraising Expenses $751,219
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,336,667
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-227,377
   
Net Assets $22,048,657

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
Music & Opera Production $3,847,738 81.6%
Artist Training $635,960 13.5%
Outreach and Education $230,182 4.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 86.31 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.07 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.79 four stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 87.14 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 86.83 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 84.49 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 82.88 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.92 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 86.39 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.81 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 78.54 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 79.54 two stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 79.54 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 81.49 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 91.01 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2009 82.31 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 75.09 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 81.07 three stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 82.62 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 25-1073139
Name in IRS Master File PITTSBURGH OPERA INC
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 (119) Other cultural or historical 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 July, 1955
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
$269,445 3.67% Christopher Hahn General Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Opera (PA) 86.31 three stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 97.02 four stars
Arizona Opera (AZ) 89.57 three stars
Portland Opera (OR) 88.14 three stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 91.61 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pittsburgh Opera
2425 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 281-0912
EIN: 25-1073139

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Board Leadership

Michele Fabrizi
Chair

CEO

Christopher Hahn
General Director

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