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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Virginia Opera

The official opera company of the Commonwealth of Virginia

two stars

70.53

160 East Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23510
tel: (757) 627-9545   Web Site
EIN: 54-0985006

Board Leadership
Elisabeth M. Wollan
Chairman

CEO
Russell P. Allen
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.53 two stars
  Financial 65.26 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Virginia Opera, the official opera company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is one of the finest regional opera companies in the nation and is the only company to perform regularly in three separate main stage venues: the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, Carpenter Theatre in Richmond, and GMU Center for the Arts in Fairfax. Organized in 1974, Virginia Opera is respected nationwide for the identification and presentation of the finest young artists, for the musical and dramatic integrity of its productions, and for the ingenuity and variety of its education and outreach programs. The company has 32 main stage performances in three markets reaching nearly 50,000 attendees. In addition, Virginia Opera reaches more than 200,000 students and community members each year through its impressive variety of innovative education and community outreach programs.

Virginia Opera, the official opera company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is one of the finest regional opera companies in the nation and is the only company to perform regularly in three separate main stage venues: the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, Carpenter Theatre in Richmond, and GMU Center for the Arts in Fairfax. Organized in 1974, Virginia Opera is respected nationwide for the identification and presentation of the finest young artists, for the musical and dramatic integrity of its productions, and for the ingenuity and variety of its education and outreach programs. The company has 32 main stage performances in three markets reaching nearly 50,000 attendees. In addition, Virginia Opera reaches more than 200,000 students and community members each year through its impressive variety of innovative education and community outreach programs.

Financial

one star

65.26

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
66.0%
  Administrative Expenses 24.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 261.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Virginia Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Virginia Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Opera (VA) 70.53 two stars
LA Opera (CA) 87.42 three stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 96.90 four stars
Portland Opera (OR) 86.48 three stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 89.58 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,122,312
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $516,554
Total Contributions $3,638,866
   Program Service Revenue $1,569,946
Total Primary Revenue $5,208,812
   Other Revenue $294,571
TOTAL REVENUE $5,503,383
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,049,977
   Administrative Expenses $792,774
   Fundraising Expenses $699,975
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,542,726
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-39,343
   
Net Assets $-1,395,335

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
Performance of Operas $4,049,977 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 02/01/2019 70.53 two stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 53.96 zero star
2015-06 12/01/2016 62.63 one star
2014-06 06/01/2016 57.74 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 58.53 one star
2013-06 09/01/2014 67.54 one star
2012-05 10/01/2013 63.12 one star
2011-05 09/01/2012 68.37 one star
2010-05 09/20/2011 67.78 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 11/01/2010 61.51 one star
2008-05 12/15/2009 70.33 two stars
2007-05 10/01/2008 64.16 one star
2006-05 08/01/2007 71.92 two stars
2005-05 10/01/2006 69.90 one star
2004-05 09/01/2005 71.59 two stars
2003-05 02/01/2005 75.69 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 54-0985006
Name in IRS Master File VIRGINIA OPERA ASSOC INC
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 (89) Singing society or group
(149) Other instruction and training
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 March, 1975
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$173,428 3.12% Russell P. Allen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Virginia Opera (VA) 70.53 two stars
LA Opera (CA) 87.42 three stars
Cincinnati Opera (OH) 90.18 four stars
The Santa Fe Opera (NM) 86.72 three stars
Hawaii Opera Theatre (HI) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Virginia Opera
160 East Virginia Beach Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23510
tel: (757) 627-9545
fax: (757) 622-0058
EIN: 54-0985006

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2580
Norfolk, VA 23501

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Board Leadership

Elisabeth M. Wollan
Chairman

CEO

Russell P. Allen
President and CEO

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