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Palm Beach Opera

World-class opera in Palm Beach County

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three stars

86.11

1800 South Australian Avenue Suite 301
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
tel: (561) 833-7888   Web Site
EIN: 59-1060864

Board Leadership
Dennis K. Williams
Chairman of the Board

CEO
David Walker
General Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.11 three stars
  Financial 80.36 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence, to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs, and to training the next generation of opera stars. Founded in 1961 as the Civic Opera of the Palm Beaches, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents three main stage performances from January through March at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. In addition to the fully staged live opera performances, Palm Beach Opera maintains a three-tiered artist training program: the Benenson Young Artist Program, the Bailey Apprentice Artist Program, and the Palm Beach Opera Studio. Palm Beach Opera is committed to arts education and last year reached more than 19,000 adults and children through its community engagement and education programs.

Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence, to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs, and to training the next generation of opera stars. Founded in 1961 as the Civic Opera of the Palm Beaches, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents three main stage performances from January through March at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. In addition to the fully staged live opera performances, Palm Beach Opera maintains a three-tiered artist training program: the Benenson Young Artist Program, the Bailey Apprentice Artist Program, and the Palm Beach Opera Studio. Palm Beach Opera is committed to arts education and last year reached more than 19,000 adults and children through its community engagement and education programs.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of performances
10
Total number of paid seats filled for performances
13,263
Total number of free seats filled for performances
650
Total free seats filled for open rehearsals
2,609
Total number of free performances given
211
Total number of off-site performances held
211
Number of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) developed
34
Total number of students participating in private lessons
12
This impact information is current as of September 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Palm Beach Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Palm Beach Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 86.11 three stars
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 85.15 three stars
Sarasota Opera (FL) 86.30 three stars
Glimmerglass Festival (NY) 85.12 three stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 90.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,157,087
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $100,000
   Government Grants $227,188
Total Contributions $3,484,275
   Program Service Revenue $1,369,274
Total Primary Revenue $4,853,549
   Other Revenue $294,672
TOTAL REVENUE $5,148,221
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,943,383
   Administrative Expenses $653,781
   Fundraising Expenses $679,410
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,276,574
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-128,353
   
Net Assets $2,672,867

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
Core Programs $3,167,430 80.3%
Artist Training Programs $405,807 10.3%
Education and Community Engagement $370,146 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 06/01/2019 86.11 three stars
2017-05 05/01/2019 86.79 three stars
2017-05 02/01/2019 85.91 three stars
2017-05 07/01/2018 83.30 three stars
2016-05 09/01/2017 79.56 two stars
2016-05 06/01/2017 75.71 two stars
2015-05 06/01/2016 90.03 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 09/01/2015 82.64 three stars
2013-05 02/01/2014 78.53 two stars
2012-05 07/01/2013 87.73 three stars
2011-05 10/01/2012 79.10 two stars
2011-05 04/01/2012 77.36 two stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 76.57 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 05/01/2011 70.46 two stars
2009-05 06/01/2010 69.12 one star
2008-05 02/01/2009 85.39 three stars
2007-05 08/01/2008 76.58 two stars
2006-05 09/01/2007 77.09 two stars
2004-09 10/01/2005 67.25 one star
2003-09 03/01/2005 59.55 one star

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

EIN 59-1060864
Name in IRS Master File PALM BEACH OPERA INC
NTEE Code A6A
NTEE Classification Opera
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 August, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,000 3.97% Daniel Biaggi General Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 86.11 three stars
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 86.05 three stars
Portland Opera (OR) 88.14 three stars
San Francisco Opera (CA) 87.46 three stars
The Dallas Opera (TX) 92.71 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Palm Beach Opera
1800 South Australian Avenue
Suite 301
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
tel: (561) 833-7888
EIN: 59-1060864

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Board Leadership

Dennis K. Williams
Chairman of the Board

CEO

David Walker
General Director

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