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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Opera Omaha

Creating professional opera and music theater

four stars

92.06

1850 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68102
tel: (877) 346-7372   Web Site
EIN: 47-6032795

Board Leadership
David Brown
Chairman

CEO
Roger Weitz
General Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.06 four stars
  Financial 97.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

97.78

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.49
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Opera Omaha on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Opera Omaha on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Opera Omaha (NE) 92.06 four stars
Boston Lyric Opera (MA) 90.78 four stars
Choral Arts (DC) 89.47 three stars
Opera Company of Philadelphia (PA) 87.14 three stars
San Francisco Opera (CA) 87.30 three stars

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Opera Omaha's mission is to enrich the quality of life in our community by creating professional opera and music theater, which uniquely combine the visual and performing arts to express humanity's deepest emotions and highest aspirations. Opera Omaha began in 1958 as the Omaha Civic Opera Society, a volunteer association, and with tremendous community support became fully professional by 1970. Opera Omaha produces a season of original mainstage productions and musical events throughout the community. Opera Omaha is internationally known for its productions of eight world premieres, four American premieres of classical masterpieces, and is highly regarded regionally for an extensive education and outreach program that annually reaches as many as 15,000 people from elementary school through adulthood.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,037,725
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $130,382
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $148,623
Total Contributions $7,316,730
   Program Service Revenue $295,621
Total Primary Revenue $7,612,351
   Other Revenue $125,206
TOTAL REVENUE $7,737,557
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,648,390
   Administrative Expenses $376,690
   Fundraising Expenses $297,393
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,322,473
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,415,084
   
Net Assets $8,316,105

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
Producing Operas and Mini-Operas $2,648,390 100.0%

Ratings History
Opera Omaha has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 10/01/2017 92.06 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 90.73 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.06 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.79 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 81.21 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 78.54 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.57 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 70.15 two stars
2009-06 08/01/2010 74.32 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 75.14 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 94.88 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 89.63 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 84.54 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 88.39 three 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 47-6032795
Name in IRS Master File OPERA/OMAHA 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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 August, 1960
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • 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
$89,143 2.68% Roger Weitz General Director

Opera Omaha's mission is to enrich the quality of life in our community by creating professional opera and music theater, which uniquely combine the visual and performing arts to express humanity's deepest emotions and highest aspirations. Opera Omaha began in 1958 as the Omaha Civic Opera Society, a volunteer association, and with tremendous community support became fully professional by 1970. Opera Omaha produces a season of original mainstage productions and musical events throughout the community. Opera Omaha is internationally known for its productions of eight world premieres, four American premieres of classical masterpieces, and is highly regarded regionally for an extensive education and outreach program that annually reaches as many as 15,000 people from elementary school through adulthood.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Opera Omaha (NE) 92.06 four stars
San Francisco Opera (CA) 87.30 three stars
Opera San José (CA) 86.75 three stars
Cincinnati Opera (OH) 92.00 four stars
Hawaii Opera Theatre (HI) 89.16 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Opera Omaha
1850 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
tel: (877) 346-7372
fax: (402) 364-7323
EIN: 47-6032795

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Board Leadership

David Brown
Chairman

CEO

Roger Weitz
General Director

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