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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Atlanta Opera

Presenting opera productions of the highest standards possible

three stars

88.83

1575 Northside Drive, NW Building 300, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30318
tel: (404) 881-8801   Web Site
EIN: 58-1371843

Board Leadership
Rhys T. Wilson
Chair

CEO
Tomer Zvulun
General & Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.83 three stars
  Financial 88.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Atlanta Opera strives to present opera productions of the highest standards possible, while fostering education about the art form and encouraging its growth with services and programs designed to fill the needs of the community. Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera directly serves almost 100,000 people annually in Metropolitan Atlanta. The Atlanta Opera strives to expand the experience of its patrons with memorable and exciting performances reflecting the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs.

The Atlanta Opera strives to present opera productions of the highest standards possible, while fostering education about the art form and encouraging its growth with services and programs designed to fill the needs of the community. Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera directly serves almost 100,000 people annually in Metropolitan Atlanta. The Atlanta Opera strives to expand the experience of its patrons with memorable and exciting performances reflecting the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs.

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Financial

three stars

88.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
71.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.20
  Program Expenses Growth 16.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Atlanta Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Atlanta Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Atlanta Opera (GA) 88.83 three stars
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (MO) 92.35 four stars
MasterVoices (NY) 87.39 three stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 91.61 four stars
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 85.15 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,770,651
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $322,324
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $59,000
Total Contributions $12,151,975
   Program Service Revenue $2,151,293
Total Primary Revenue $14,303,268
   Other Revenue $254,046
TOTAL REVENUE $14,557,314
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,522,088
   Administrative Expenses $1,016,419
   Fundraising Expenses $1,225,690
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,764,197
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,793,117
   
Net Assets $16,787,238

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 Performances $3,264,659 59.1%
Community Engagement and Education Performances $1,927,760 34.9%
Discoveries Series $329,669 6.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 88.83 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 84.42 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 80.08 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 76.35 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 67.92 one star
2013-06 02/01/2015 69.40 one star
2012-06 12/01/2013 63.54 one star
2011-06 10/01/2012 77.14 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 74.51 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 83.71 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 82.76 three stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 79.79 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 78.96 two stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 61.07 one star
2005-06 07/01/2006 73.51 two stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 79.12 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 58-1371843
Name in IRS Master File THE ATLANTA OPERA 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 (90) Cultural performances
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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, 1979
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
$279,488 3.59% Tomer S. Zvulun CEO, General and Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Atlanta Opera (GA) 88.83 three stars
MasterVoices (NY) 87.39 three stars
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (MO) 92.35 four stars
Kentucky Opera (KY) 87.96 three stars
Glimmerglass Festival (NY) 86.21 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Atlanta Opera
1575 Northside Drive, NW
Building 300, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30318
tel: (404) 881-8801
fax: (404) 881-1711
EIN: 58-1371843

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Board Leadership

Rhys T. Wilson
Chair

CEO

Tomer Zvulun
General & Artistic Director

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