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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Opera Colorado

Enriching the quality of life through the presentation of opera performances

two stars

76.90

4121 South Navajo Street Suite 100
Englewood, CO 80110
tel: (303) 778-1500   Web Site
EIN: 84-0850527

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Caswell Dyer
Chair

CEO
Greg Carpenter
General Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.90 two stars
  Financial 69.25 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Opera Colorado is an opera company based in Denver, Colorado. Since its inception in 1983, Opera Colorado has been committed to presenting the highest quality live performances of opera in their original languages. Opera Colorado enriches the quality of life through the presentation of opera performances that inspire our audience, and serves the community through education and cultural programs. As Opera Colorado looks to the future, it hopes to continue the tradition of presenting conventional performances and innovative re-stagings, bringing renowned stars and emerging talent to Denver, and sharing opera with audiences through live performances and educational and cultural programs.

Opera Colorado is an opera company based in Denver, Colorado. Since its inception in 1983, Opera Colorado has been committed to presenting the highest quality live performances of opera in their original languages. Opera Colorado enriches the quality of life through the presentation of opera performances that inspire our audience, and serves the community through education and cultural programs. As Opera Colorado looks to the future, it hopes to continue the tradition of presenting conventional performances and innovative re-stagings, bringing renowned stars and emerging talent to Denver, and sharing opera with audiences through live performances and educational and cultural programs.

Financial

one star

69.25

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
64.9%
  Administrative Expenses 22.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 61.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Opera Colorado on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Opera Colorado on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Opera Colorado (CO) 76.90 two stars
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 92.24 four stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 89.87 three stars
Choral Arts (DC) 86.24 three stars
Pittsburgh Opera (PA) 86.31 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,057,665
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $286,874
   Related Organizations $5,667
   Government Grants $281,978
Total Contributions $3,632,184
   Program Service Revenue $1,486,625
Total Primary Revenue $5,118,809
   Other Revenue $-71,703
TOTAL REVENUE $5,047,106
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,022,391
   Administrative Expenses $480,392
   Fundraising Expenses $633,853
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,136,636
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $910,470
   
Net Assets $931,594

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
Opera Mainstage Performances $2,136,807 70.7%
Education & Community Engagement $546,254 18.1%
New or Rare Performances $245,610 8.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 76.90 two stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 74.29 two stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 74.02 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 69.23 one star
2015-06 11/01/2016 69.86 one star
2014-06 06/01/2016 70.03 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2015 69.65 one star
2012-12 10/01/2013 69.24 one star
2011-12 09/01/2012 69.84 one star
2010-12 09/20/2011 77.53 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/24/2010 68.40 one star
2008-12 11/01/2009 81.90 three stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 75.00 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 81.74 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 84.45 three stars
2004-12 07/01/2005 72.26 two stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 73.86 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 84-0850527
Name in IRS Master File OPERA COLORADO
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 (90) Cultural performances
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 November, 1981
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$161,543 3.90% Gregory Carpenter General & Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Opera Colorado (CO) 76.90 two stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 89.87 three stars
San Francisco Opera (CA) 87.10 three stars
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 85.91 three stars
Toledo Opera (OH) 89.80 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Opera Colorado
4121 South Navajo Street
Suite 100
Englewood, CO 80110
tel: (303) 778-1500
fax: (303) 778-0479
EIN: 84-0850527

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Board Leadership

Elizabeth Caswell Dyer
Chair

CEO

Greg Carpenter
General Director

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