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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Glimmerglass Festival

Producing new, little known, and familiar operas and works of music theater

three stars

85.12

7300 State Highway 80 Cooperstown, NY 13326
tel: (607) 547-0700   Web Site
EIN: 16-1053970

Board Leadership
Beth W. Glynn
Chairman

CEO
Francesca Zambello
Artistic & General Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.12 three stars
  Financial 85.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Glimmerglass Opera is a professional summer opera company dedicated to producing new productions each season. The company's mission is to produce new, little-known and familiar operas and works of music theater in innovative productions which capitalize on the intimacy and natural setting of the Alice Busch Opera Theater; to promote an artistically-challenging work environment for young American performers; and to engage important directors, designers and conductors who provide high standards of achievement. Today, Glimmerglass Opera presents four works in new productions each Festival Season and attracts an international audience to the scenic Cooperstown area, where the talent of singers, directors, designers and staff from across the world converges in the Alice Busch Opera Theater to produce world-class opera.

Glimmerglass Opera is a professional summer opera company dedicated to producing new productions each season. The company's mission is to produce new, little-known and familiar operas and works of music theater in innovative productions which capitalize on the intimacy and natural setting of the Alice Busch Opera Theater; to promote an artistically-challenging work environment for young American performers; and to engage important directors, designers and conductors who provide high standards of achievement. Today, Glimmerglass Opera presents four works in new productions each Festival Season and attracts an international audience to the scenic Cooperstown area, where the talent of singers, directors, designers and staff from across the world converges in the Alice Busch Opera Theater to produce world-class opera.

Financial

three stars

85.25

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Glimmerglass Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Glimmerglass Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Glimmerglass Festival (NY) 85.12 three stars
Opera San José (CA) 92.72 four stars
Pittsburgh Opera (PA) 90.79 four stars
Hawaii Opera Theatre (HI) 89.39 three stars
Sarasota Opera (FL) 86.80 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,217,458
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $135,000
Total Contributions $4,352,458
   Program Service Revenue $3,646,645
Total Primary Revenue $7,999,103
   Other Revenue $865,051
TOTAL REVENUE $8,864,154
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,886,071
   Administrative Expenses $646,254
   Fundraising Expenses $1,099,577
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,631,902
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $232,252
   
Net Assets $11,879,314

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
Eight Week Summer Festival $6,886,071 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 07/01/2018 85.12 three stars
2016-09 12/01/2017 84.62 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 84.75 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 87.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 05/01/2015 89.48 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 88.04 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 85.41 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 81.84 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.43 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 69.31 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 76.86 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 79.53 two stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 80.84 three stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 83.40 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 88.58 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 74.00 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 16-1053970
Name in IRS Master File GLIMMERGLASS OPERA THEATRE 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 (89) Singing society or group
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 December, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- Francesca Zambello Artistic & General Director
Other Salaries of Note
$107,618 1.24% Joan Desens Director of Institutional
$67,767 0.78% Tammy Crossway Director of Finance

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Glimmerglass Festival (NY) 85.12 three stars
Choral Arts (DC) 85.69 three stars
Hawaii Opera Theatre (HI) 89.39 three stars
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 86.11 three stars
New Orleans Opera Association (LA) 87.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Glimmerglass Festival
7300 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
tel: (607) 547-0700
EIN: 16-1053970

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 191
Cooperstown, NY 13326

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Board Leadership

Beth W. Glynn
Chairman

CEO

Francesca Zambello
Artistic & General Director

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