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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Dallas Opera

A Dallas tradition for over 50 years

four stars

92.71

2403 Flora Street Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75201
tel: (214) 443-1043   Web Site
EIN: 75-6004746

Board Leadership
Holly Mayer
Board Chair

CEO
Ian Derrer
General Director & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.71 four stars
  Financial 90.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its glittering, 1957 inaugural concert with the legendary Maria Callas, The Dallas Opera has made a national and international name for itself by discovering new world-class talents and enhancing the careers of important artists, directors and designers. As The Dallas Opera enters its 51st international season, the future has never looked brighter. The current leadership has plans to guide the company through its 50th Anniversary Celebrations and into our new home in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at The Dallas Center for Performing Arts. The Dallas Opera is scheduled to open its 2009-2010 Season in the new Winspear Opera House, where it will be the resident company.

Since its glittering, 1957 inaugural concert with the legendary Maria Callas, The Dallas Opera has made a national and international name for itself by discovering new world-class talents and enhancing the careers of important artists, directors and designers. As The Dallas Opera enters its 51st international season, the future has never looked brighter. The current leadership has plans to guide the company through its 50th Anniversary Celebrations and into our new home in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at The Dallas Center for Performing Arts. The Dallas Opera is scheduled to open its 2009-2010 Season in the new Winspear Opera House, where it will be the resident company.

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Financial

four stars

90.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.59
  Program Expenses Growth 10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Dallas Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Dallas Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Dallas Opera (TX) 92.71 four stars
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 86.05 three stars
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 86.11 three stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 96.90 four stars
Arizona Opera (AZ) 89.57 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,146,198
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $258,330
Total Contributions $14,404,528
   Program Service Revenue $3,979,495
Total Primary Revenue $18,384,023
   Other Revenue $79,032
TOTAL REVENUE $18,463,055
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,998,612
   Administrative Expenses $2,717,746
   Fundraising Expenses $1,746,354
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,462,712
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $343
   
Net Assets $10,907,933

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 $12,996,811 92.8%
Minority Outreach Programs $1,001,801 7.1%

Ratings History
The Dallas Opera has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 10/01/2018 92.71 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 91.10 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 83.23 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.83 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 78.59 two stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 84.45 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2014 89.50 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 86.45 three stars
2011-05 08/01/2012 81.70 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 89.04 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 11/24/2010 80.07 three stars
2008-05 12/01/2009 87.95 three stars
2007-05 10/01/2008 82.66 three stars
2006-05 08/01/2007 77.26 two stars
2005-05 10/01/2006 69.29 one star
2004-05 04/01/2005 67.95 one star
2003-05 03/01/2004 66.50 one star
2002-05 04/15/2003 89.63 three stars
2001-05 10/15/2002 86.80 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 75-6004746
Name in IRS Master File DALLAS OPERA
NTEE Code A6A
NTEE Classification Opera
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Governmental unit 170(b)(1)(A)(v)
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 October, 1957
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
$495,000 2.68% Keith J. Cerny General Director & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Dallas Opera (TX) 92.71 four stars
Portland Opera (OR) 88.14 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 90.64 four stars
VocalEssence (MN) 89.76 three stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 91.48 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Dallas Opera
2403 Flora Street
Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75201
tel: (214) 443-1043
EIN: 75-6004746

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Board Leadership

Holly Mayer
Board Chair

CEO

Ian Derrer
General Director & CEO

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