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Hawaii Opera Theatre

Educating the public about and supporting the cultural development of opera in Hawaii

three stars

87.27

848 South Beretania Street Suite 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
tel: (808) 596-7372   Web Site
EIN: 99-0197758

Board Leadership
James H. McCoy
President

CEO
Karen Tiller
Acting General Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.27 three stars
  Financial 82.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1960, the Hawaii Opera Theatre's (HOT) mission is to educate the public about and support the cultural development of opera in Hawaii. Today, HOT is known for its vibrant and creative productions. Artistic excellence continues to be the cornerstone of standards for the company. International artists, who have graced stages from the New York Met to opera houses throughout Europe and Asia, compete up to three years in advance to perform on the HOT stage along side Hawaii's best local artists. Our nationally recognized education outreach program reaches more than 25,000 students on Oahu and Neighbor Islands annually.

Founded in 1960, the Hawaii Opera Theatre's (HOT) mission is to educate the public about and support the cultural development of opera in Hawaii. Today, HOT is known for its vibrant and creative productions. Artistic excellence continues to be the cornerstone of standards for the company. International artists, who have graced stages from the New York Met to opera houses throughout Europe and Asia, compete up to three years in advance to perform on the HOT stage along side Hawaii's best local artists. Our nationally recognized education outreach program reaches more than 25,000 students on Oahu and Neighbor Islands annually.

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Financial

three stars

82.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 36.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hawaii Opera Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hawaii Opera Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hawaii Opera Theatre (HI) 87.27 three stars
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 86.05 three stars
The Santa Fe Opera (NM) 86.72 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 90.64 four stars
VocalEssence (MN) 89.76 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,042,339
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $312,306
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $57,004
Total Contributions $1,411,649
   Program Service Revenue $838,307
Total Primary Revenue $2,249,956
   Other Revenue $850,196
TOTAL REVENUE $3,100,152
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,022,520
   Administrative Expenses $433,110
   Fundraising Expenses $443,940
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,899,570
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,799,418
   
Net Assets $5,554,199

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
Performances $3,908,076 97.2%
Education $114,444 2.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 07/01/2019 87.27 three stars
2017-05 07/01/2018 89.39 three stars
2016-05 08/01/2017 89.16 three stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 94.69 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 92.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 10/01/2015 84.56 three stars
2013-05 11/01/2014 88.07 three stars
2012-05 09/01/2013 82.96 three stars
2011-05 08/01/2012 81.63 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 83.11 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 11/24/2010 77.91 two stars
2008-05 10/01/2009 91.49 four stars
2007-05 09/01/2008 96.48 four stars
2006-05 08/01/2007 91.14 four stars
2005-05 11/01/2006 88.03 three stars
2004-05 09/01/2005 92.79 four 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 99-0197758
Name in IRS Master File HAWAII OPERA THEATRE
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 (89) Singing society or group
(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 June, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,694 3.56% Simon Crookall General Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hawaii Opera Theatre (HI) 87.27 three stars
Opera San José (CA) 92.72 four stars
Palm Beach Opera (FL) 86.11 three stars
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (MO) 93.44 four stars
Sarasota Opera (FL) 86.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hawaii Opera Theatre
848 South Beretania Street
Suite 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
tel: (808) 596-7372
fax: (808) 596-0379
EIN: 99-0197758

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Board Leadership

James H. McCoy
President

CEO

Karen Tiller
Acting General Director

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