Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

OPERA America

Moving Opera Forward

95.43

330 Seventh Avenue 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 796-8620   Web Site
EIN: 20-3520577

Board Leadership
Timothy O'Leary
Chairman

CEO
Marc A. Scorca
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.43
  Financial 94.94
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

OPERA America (OA) leads the entire opera community - administrators, artists, trustees and audiences - in support of the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

Since 1970, OA has been dedicated to strengthening the human resources, business practices and collective knowledge that empower the field to build, broaden and serve communities through opera. From national convenings and professional development, to grantmaking and research, its programs support new work development, career training for artists and administrators, organizational innovation, civic practice strategies, strong governance and public appreciation for the art form.

Its membership includes 150 opera companies; over 250 associate, business and education members; and 1,750 individuals. In 2012, OPERA America expanded its service to the opera field by opening the National Opera Center in midtown Manhattan, a custom-built facility that serves more than 80,000 visitors annually.

OPERA America (OA) leads the entire opera community - administrators, artists, trustees and audiences - in support of the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

Since 1970, OA has been dedicated to strengthening the human resources, business practices and collective knowledge that empower the field to build, broaden and serve communities through opera. From national convenings and professional development, to grantmaking and research, its programs support new work development, career training for artists and administrators, organizational innovation, civic practice strategies, strong governance and public appreciation for the art form.

Its membership includes 150 opera companies; over 250 associate, business and education members; and 1,750 individuals. In 2012, OPERA America expanded its service to the opera field by opening the National Opera Center in midtown Manhattan, a custom-built facility that serves more than 80,000 visitors annually.

Financial

94.94

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 14.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by OPERA America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by OPERA America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,876,160
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $273,215
Total Contributions $5,149,375
   Program Service Revenue $2,266,210
Total Primary Revenue $7,415,585
   Other Revenue $392,339
TOTAL REVENUE $7,807,924
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,540,451
   Administrative Expenses $665,436
   Fundraising Expenses $491,427
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,697,314
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $110,610
   
Net Assets $17,470,741

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$289,131 3.75% Marc A. Scorca President & CEO

Mission

OPERA America (OA) leads the entire opera community - administrators, artists, trustees and audiences - in support of the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

Since 1970, OA has been dedicated to strengthening the human resources, business practices and collective knowledge that empower the field to build, broaden and serve communities through opera. From national convenings and professional development, to grantmaking and research, its programs support new work development, career training for artists and administrators, organizational innovation, civic practice strategies, strong governance and public appreciation for the art form.

Its membership includes 150 opera companies; over 250 associate, business and education members; and 1,750 individuals. In 2012, OPERA America expanded its service to the opera field by opening the National Opera Center in midtown Manhattan, a custom-built facility that serves more than 80,000 visitors annually.

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Charity Contact Info

OPERA America
330 Seventh Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 796-8620
fax: (212) 796-8621
EIN: 20-3520577

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Board Leadership

Timothy O'Leary
Chairman

CEO

Marc A. Scorca
President, CEO