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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Arizona Opera

We tell stories worth singing

two stars

78.59

1636 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004
tel: (602) 266-7464   Web Site
EIN: 23-7169261

Board Leadership
Robert S. Tancer
Chair

CEO
Joseph Specter
General Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.59 two stars
  Financial 73.70 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

73.70

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
70.8%
  Administrative Expenses 23.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 64.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arizona Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arizona Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Opera (AZ) 78.59 two stars
Choral Arts (DC) 89.47 three stars
Minnesota Opera (MN) 88.02 three stars
San Francisco Opera (CA) 87.30 three stars
The Santa Fe Opera (NM) 87.36 three stars

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Founded in 1971, Arizona Opera produces fully-staged operas, concerts, and collaborative programs throughout the state of Arizona each season. We are among only a handful of companies in the United States that regularly performs in more than one city. Arizona Opera elevates the transformative power of storytelling through music-- cultivating community and strengthening a state and people as adventurous and diverse as the place they call home.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,596,664
   Federated Campaigns $200
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $32,100
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $118,583
Total Contributions $5,747,547
   Program Service Revenue $2,286,600
Total Primary Revenue $8,034,147
   Other Revenue $364,418
TOTAL REVENUE $8,398,565
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,585,107
   Administrative Expenses $780,429
   Fundraising Expenses $422,958
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,788,494
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,610,071
   
Net Assets $1,791,683

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 $4,585,107 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 12/01/2016 78.59 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 72.04 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 75.72 two stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 74.25 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 23-7169261
Name in IRS Master File ARIZONA OPERA COMPANY
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
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 May, 1972
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$129,583 2.23% Ryan Taylor General Director

Founded in 1971, Arizona Opera produces fully-staged operas, concerts, and collaborative programs throughout the state of Arizona each season. We are among only a handful of companies in the United States that regularly performs in more than one city. Arizona Opera elevates the transformative power of storytelling through music-- cultivating community and strengthening a state and people as adventurous and diverse as the place they call home.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Opera (AZ) 78.59 two stars
Hawaii Opera Theatre (HI) 89.16 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 91.12 four stars
Boston Lyric Opera (MA) 90.78 four stars
VocalEssence (MN) 93.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arizona Opera
1636 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
tel: (602) 266-7464
fax: (602) 266-5806
EIN: 23-7169261

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Board Leadership

Robert S. Tancer
Chair

CEO

Joseph Specter
General Director

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