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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Cincinnati Opera

Educating, entertaining, and inspiring audiences

four stars

90.92

1243 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 768-5500   Web Site
EIN: 31-0549044

Board Leadership
Liz Kathman Grubow
President

CEO
Christopher Milligan
General Director & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.92 four stars
  Financial 89.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The second oldest opera company in America, Cincinnati Opera presents dynamic opera productions every summer in Cincinnati's historic 3,417-seat Music Hall. Founded in 1920, Cincinnati Opera is dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring audiences by presenting opera performances, school tours, and community programs for adults and children that meet the highest standards of artistic excellence. In the 2006-2007 season, Cincinnati Opera presented ten performances of four different productions, reaching audiences of more than 28,000. The education outreach program brought 103 performances of five productions to audiences of 31,000.

The second oldest opera company in America, Cincinnati Opera presents dynamic opera productions every summer in Cincinnati's historic 3,417-seat Music Hall. Founded in 1920, Cincinnati Opera is dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring audiences by presenting opera performances, school tours, and community programs for adults and children that meet the highest standards of artistic excellence. In the 2006-2007 season, Cincinnati Opera presented ten performances of four different productions, reaching audiences of more than 28,000. The education outreach program brought 103 performances of five productions to audiences of 31,000.

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Financial

three stars

89.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cincinnati Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cincinnati Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Opera (OH) 90.92 four stars
Boston Lyric Opera (MA) 89.26 three stars
Glimmerglass Festival (NY) 86.73 three stars
New Orleans Opera Association (LA) 88.14 three stars
Choral Arts (DC) 86.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,288,058
   Federated Campaigns $826,000
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $166,902
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $195,638
Total Contributions $5,476,598
   Program Service Revenue $1,657,832
Total Primary Revenue $7,134,430
   Other Revenue $3,042,811
TOTAL REVENUE $10,177,241
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,015,412
   Administrative Expenses $1,244,753
   Fundraising Expenses $882,679
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,142,844
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,034,397
   
Net Assets $34,811,856

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
Productions $7,015,412 100.0%

Ratings History
Cincinnati Opera has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 12/01/2020 90.92 four stars
2018-08 09/03/2019 91.06 four stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 90.18 four stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 93.80 four stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 92.00 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.63 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 90.57 four stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 90.97 four stars
2012-08 10/01/2013 88.05 three stars
2011-08 08/01/2012 89.29 three stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 92.52 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 91.75 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 90.91 four stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 87.42 three stars
2007-08 07/01/2009 76.98 two stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 60.53 one star
2005-08 12/01/2006 68.83 one star
2004-08 11/01/2005 74.29 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 31-0549044
Name in IRS Master File CINCINNATI OPERA ASSOCIATION
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
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, 1942
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$225,482 2.46% Patricia K. Beggs General Director, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Opera (OH) 90.92 four stars
The Atlanta Opera (GA) 90.04 four stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 89.87 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 94.24 four stars
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 85.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cincinnati Opera
1243 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 768-5500
fax: (513) 768-5552
EIN: 31-0549044

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Board Leadership

Liz Kathman Grubow
President

CEO

Christopher Milligan
General Director & CEO

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