OPERA NORTH

Address
20 WEST PARK STREET
LEBANON, NH 03766
Contact
Website: http://www.operanorth.org
Phone: +1 (603) 448-4141
Nonprofit
NTEE: A6A - Opera
EIN: 22-2519789

Mission

OPERA NORTH ENGAGES ARTISTS, AUDIENCES, AND THE COMMUNITY IN THE EXPERIENCE OF OPERA AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE IN AN INTIMATE SETTING.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1981
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$75,000.00$65,000.00$80,000.00$100,673.00$86,301.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$75,000.00$65,000.00$80,000.00$80,000.00$80,000.00
Number of employees390271625
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers400404040
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Assmus, Gert
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEEDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personGERT ASSMUSGERT ASSMUSGERT ASSMUSGERT ASSMUS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Clough, Mark
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    MARK S CLOUGH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Crichlow, Marilyn
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE  
Name of key/compensated personMARILYN CRICHLOWMARILYN CRICHLOWMARILYN CRICHLOW  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Ellis, Evelynn
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   EVELYNN ELLISEVELYNN ELLIS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Garthwaite, Andrew
Title   MEMBER AT LARGESTEWARD
Name of key/compensated person   ANDREW GARTHWAITEANDREW GARTHWAITE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Haile, S
TitleGENERAL DIRECTORGENERAL DIRECTORGENERAL DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personS EVANS HAILES EVANS HAILES EVANS HAILE  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$75,000.00$65,000.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Kesyer, Alden
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER  
Name of key/compensated personALDEN KESYERALDEN KESYERALDEN KESYER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Keyser, Alden
Title   TREASURERDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   ALDEN KEYSERALDEN KEYSER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Koppenheffer, William
TitleTREASURERTREASURER   
Name of key/compensated personWILLIAM KOPPENHEFFERWILLIAM KOPPENHEFFER   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Nyholm, Barbara
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENT 
Name of key/compensated personBARBARA NYHOLMBARBARA NYHOLMBARBARA NYHOLMBARBARA NYHOLM 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org15.0015.0015.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Nylholm, Barbara
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    BARBARA NYLHOLM
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Pantos, Pamela
Title  FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECEXECUTIVE DIREC
Name of key/compensated person  PAMELA PANTOSPAMELA PANTOSPAMELA PANTOS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org  $80,000.00$80,000.00$80,000.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$20,673.00$6,301.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Pause, Samantha
TitleVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personSAMANTHA PAUSESAMANTHA PAUSESAMANTHA PAUSESAMANTHA PAUSESAMANTHA PAUSE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.0010.002.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Paxton, William
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEEDIRECTORTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personWILLIAM PAXTONWILLIAM PAXTONWILLIAM PAXTONWILLIAM D PAXTONWILLIAM D PAXTON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Rattigan, Elizabeth
Title   DIRECTORPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person   ELIZABETH RATTIGANELIZABETH RATTIGAN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.002.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Reynolds, Cheryl
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    CHERYL REYNOLDS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Rolett, Ellis
Title    SECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person    ELLIS L ROLETT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Rutter, Sally
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEEDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personSALLY RUTTERSALLY RUTTERSALLY RUTTERSALLY RUTTERSALLY RUTTER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Sevcenko, Nancy
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEEDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personNANCY SEVCENKONANCY SEVCENKONANCY SEVCENKONANCY SEVCENKONANCY SEVCENKO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Skofield, James
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   JAMES SKOFIELDJAMES SKOFIELD
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Summerall, Thomas
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   THOMAS SUMMERALLTHOMAS SUMMERALL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Wagg, Timothy
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYTRUSTEEDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTIMOTHY WAGGTIMOTHY WAGGTIMOTHY WAGGTIMOTHY J WAGGTIMOTHY J WAGG
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.0015.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY IN THE EXPERIENCE OF OPERA & CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE IN AN INTIMATE SETTINGTO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY IN THE EXPERIENCE OF OPERA & CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE IN AN INTIMATE SETTINGTO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY IN THE EXPERIENCE OF OPERA & CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE IN AN INTIMATE SETTINGOPERA NORTH ENGAGES ARTISTS, AUDIENCES, AND THE COMMUNITY IN THE EXPERIENCE OF OPERA AND CLASSICAL MUSIC THEATER IN AN INTIMATE SETTING.OPERA NORTH ENGAGES ARTISTS, AUDIENCES, AND THE COMMUNITY IN THE EXPERIENCE OF OPERA AND CLASSICAL MUSIC THEATER IN AN INTIMATE SETTING.
Program service expenses, total$757,459.00$722,499.00$663,883.00$562,900.00$470,717.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
OPERA NORTH BRINGS EXCEPTIONAL PRINCIPAL AND YOUNG ARTISTS TO THE UPPER VALLEY, AS WELL AS ORCHESTRA AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL, TO PERFORM WORLD-CLASS MAINSTAGE OPERAS FOR AUDIENCES DRAWN FROM REGIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AS PART OF ITS PROGRAMMING, OPERA NORTH STAGES FREE AND LOW-COST SCENES, PROGRAMS AND SHOWCASES IN MANY DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE UPPER VALLEY.
Program description    OPERA NORTH BRINGS EXCEPTIONAL PRINCIPAL AND YOUNG ARTISTS TO THE UPPER VALLEY, AS WELL AS ORCHESTRA AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL, TO PERFORM WORLD-CLASS MAINSTAGE OPERAS FOR AUDIENCES DRAWN FROM REGIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AS PART OF ITS PROGRAMMING, OPERA NORTH STAGES FREE AND LOW-COST SCENES, PROGRAMS AND SHOWCASES IN MANY DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE UPPER VALLEY.
OPERA NORTH BRINGS EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, ORCHESTRA, AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL, TO THE UPPER VALLEY, TO PERFORM WORLD-CLASS MAINSTAGE OPERAS AND MUSICAL THEATER FOR AUDIENCES MADE UP OF RESIDENTS FROM NH, VT, MA, NY, AND BEYOND. AS PART OF ITS YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING, OPERA NORTH STAGES LOW-COST AND FREE-OF-CHARGE COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING FOR SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, AND OTHER PUBLIC VENUES TO BETTER EXPOSE UPPER VALLEY RESIDENTS TO OPERA AND MUSICAL THEATER. THIS PAST YEAR EXCERPTS FROM STREET SCENE WERE PERFORMED BEFORE 800 STUDENTS IN HIGH AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS, WHILE SEYMOUR BARAB'S LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD WAS PERFORMED BEFORE MORE THAN 1,800 STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
Program description   OPERA NORTH BRINGS EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, ORCHESTRA, AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL, TO THE UPPER VALLEY, TO PERFORM WORLD-CLASS MAINSTAGE OPERAS AND MUSICAL THEATER FOR AUDIENCES MADE UP OF RESIDENTS FROM NH, VT, MA, NY, AND BEYOND. AS PART OF ITS YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING, OPERA NORTH STAGES LOW-COST AND FREE-OF-CHARGE COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING FOR SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, AND OTHER PUBLIC VENUES TO BETTER EXPOSE UPPER VALLEY RESIDENTS TO OPERA AND MUSICAL THEATER. THIS PAST YEAR EXCERPTS FROM STREET SCENE WERE PERFORMED BEFORE 800 STUDENTS IN HIGH AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS, WHILE SEYMOUR BARAB'S LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD WAS PERFORMED BEFORE MORE THAN 1,800 STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. 
OPERA NORTH IS A FULL-TIME LEVEL IV (BUDGET OF LESS THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS) PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY THAT STAGES ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS OF WELL-KNOWN OPERAS AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE. THE 2015 SEASON FEATURED MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF BERNSTEIN'S WEST SIDE STORY, MOZART'S THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, AND COPLAND'S THE TENDER LAND, PERFORMED IN REPERTORY OVER 16 DAYS. WITH TICKET PRICES STARTING AT $15, OVER 5,900 TICKETS WERE ISSUED FOR THESE PERFORMANCES.
Program description  OPERA NORTH IS A FULL-TIME LEVEL IV (BUDGET OF LESS THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS) PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY THAT STAGES ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS OF WELL-KNOWN OPERAS AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE. THE 2015 SEASON FEATURED MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF BERNSTEIN'S WEST SIDE STORY, MOZART'S THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO, AND COPLAND'S THE TENDER LAND, PERFORMED IN REPERTORY OVER 16 DAYS. WITH TICKET PRICES STARTING AT $15, OVER 5,900 TICKETS WERE ISSUED FOR THESE PERFORMANCES.  
OPERA NORTH IS A FULL-TIME LEVEL IV (BUDGET OF LESS THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS) PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY THAT STAGES ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS OF WELL-KNOWN OPERAS AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE. THE 2016 SEASON FEATURED MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF PUCCINI'S TOSCA, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S EVITA, AND DONIZETTI'S DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT PERFORMED IN REPERTORY OVER 16 DAYS. WITH TICKET PRICES STARTING AT $15, OVER 5,500 TICKETS WERE ISSUED FOR THESE PERFORMANCES.
Program description OPERA NORTH IS A FULL-TIME LEVEL IV (BUDGET OF LESS THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS) PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY THAT STAGES ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS OF WELL-KNOWN OPERAS AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE. THE 2016 SEASON FEATURED MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF PUCCINI'S TOSCA, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S EVITA, AND DONIZETTI'S DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT PERFORMED IN REPERTORY OVER 16 DAYS. WITH TICKET PRICES STARTING AT $15, OVER 5,500 TICKETS WERE ISSUED FOR THESE PERFORMANCES.   
OPERA NORTH IS A FULL-TIME LEVEL IV (BUDGET OF LESS THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS) PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY THAT STAGES ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS OF WELL-KNOWN OPERAS AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE. THE 2017 SEASON FEATURED MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF PUCCINI'S BUTTERFLY, OFFENBACH'S LA BELLE HELENE, AND COLE PORTER'S KISS ME, KATE PERFORMED IN REPERTORY OVER 16 DAYS. WITH TICKET PRICES STARTING AT $20, OVER 5,400 TICKETS WERE ISSUED FOR THESE PERFORMANCES.
Program descriptionOPERA NORTH IS A FULL-TIME LEVEL IV (BUDGET OF LESS THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS) PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY THAT STAGES ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS OF WELL-KNOWN OPERAS AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE. THE 2017 SEASON FEATURED MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF PUCCINI'S BUTTERFLY, OFFENBACH'S LA BELLE HELENE, AND COLE PORTER'S KISS ME, KATE PERFORMED IN REPERTORY OVER 16 DAYS. WITH TICKET PRICES STARTING AT $20, OVER 5,400 TICKETS WERE ISSUED FOR THESE PERFORMANCES.    
OPERA NORTH IS A FULL-TIME LEVEL IV (REVENUES OF LESS THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS) PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY THAT STAGES ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS OF WELL-KNOWN OPERAS AND MUSICAL THEATER. DURING THE 2014 SEASON, OPERA NORTH FEATURED VERDI'S "LA TRAVIATA," LERNER AND LOEWE'S "MY FAIR LADY," AND KURT WEILL'S "STREET SCENE." 0VER THIS 16 DAY SEASON, NEARLY 5,800 SEATS WERE OCCUPIED. SELECTIONS FROM "STREET SCENE" WERE ALSO PERFORMED AT VENUES THROUGHOUT THE UPPER VALLEY AS PART OF THE COMPANY'S LECTURE SERIES SPONSORED BY OPERA NORTH AND FUNDED BY THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANITIES COUNCIL AND AS PART OF OPERA NORTH'S FREE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH SCHOOL TOURS.
Program description   OPERA NORTH IS A FULL-TIME LEVEL IV (REVENUES OF LESS THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS) PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY THAT STAGES ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS OF WELL-KNOWN OPERAS AND MUSICAL THEATER. DURING THE 2014 SEASON, OPERA NORTH FEATURED VERDI'S "LA TRAVIATA," LERNER AND LOEWE'S "MY FAIR LADY," AND KURT WEILL'S "STREET SCENE." 0VER THIS 16 DAY SEASON, NEARLY 5,800 SEATS WERE OCCUPIED. SELECTIONS FROM "STREET SCENE" WERE ALSO PERFORMED AT VENUES THROUGHOUT THE UPPER VALLEY AS PART OF THE COMPANY'S LECTURE SERIES SPONSORED BY OPERA NORTH AND FUNDED BY THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANITIES COUNCIL AND AS PART OF OPERA NORTH'S FREE EDUCATION AND OUTREACH SCHOOL TOURS. 
OPERA NORTH IS A LEVEL IV (REVENUES OF LESS THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS) FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY THAT PRESENTS ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS OF WELL-KNOWN OPERAS ON STAGE AT THE LEBANON OPERA HOUSE. DURING THE 2013 SEASON,OPERA NORTH FEATURED DONIZETTI'S "LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR" AND ROGER AND HAMMERSTEIN'S "SOUTH PACIFIC". "LITTLE WOMEN" WAS PERFORMED BY THE YOUNG ARTISTS WITH TWO SHOWS AT THE LEBANON OPERA HOUSE AND EXCERPT BEING PERFORMED AT OTHER LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UPPER VALLEY. "LITTLE WOMEN" WAS ALSO THE TOPIC OF A LECTURE SERIES SPONSORED BY OPERA NORTH AND FUNDED BY THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANITIES COUNCIL.
Program description    OPERA NORTH IS A LEVEL IV (REVENUES OF LESS THAN 1 MILLION DOLLARS) FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL OPERA COMPANY THAT PRESENTS ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS OF WELL-KNOWN OPERAS ON STAGE AT THE LEBANON OPERA HOUSE. DURING THE 2013 SEASON,OPERA NORTH FEATURED DONIZETTI'S "LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR" AND ROGER AND HAMMERSTEIN'S "SOUTH PACIFIC". "LITTLE WOMEN" WAS PERFORMED BY THE YOUNG ARTISTS WITH TWO SHOWS AT THE LEBANON OPERA HOUSE AND EXCERPT BEING PERFORMED AT OTHER LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UPPER VALLEY. "LITTLE WOMEN" WAS ALSO THE TOPIC OF A LECTURE SERIES SPONSORED BY OPERA NORTH AND FUNDED BY THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANITIES COUNCIL.
OPERA NORTH'S EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAM BRINGS OPERA AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE TO AUDIENCES IN UNDER-SERVED REGIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT, WHERE FUNDING CUTS HAVE SEVERELY IMPACTED MUSIC AND ARTS EDUCATION. AS PART OF ITS YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING, OPERA NORTH STAGES LOW-COST AND FREE-OF-CHARGE PRESENTATIONS AT SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, AND OTHER PUBLIC VENUES. THE AGE-APPROPRIATE PERFORMANCES FEATURE PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL. IN DECEMBER 2015, MENOTTI'S AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS WAS PERFORMED AT THE LEBANON OPERA HOUSE FOR OVER 700 STUDENTS FREE OF CHARGE IN ADDITION TO PAID PUBLIC PERFORMANCES. IN SPRING 2016, MENOTTI'S THE TELEPHONE WAS PERFORMED BEFORE ABOUT 350 STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
Program description OPERA NORTH'S EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAM BRINGS OPERA AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE TO AUDIENCES IN UNDER-SERVED REGIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT, WHERE FUNDING CUTS HAVE SEVERELY IMPACTED MUSIC AND ARTS EDUCATION. AS PART OF ITS YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING, OPERA NORTH STAGES LOW-COST AND FREE-OF-CHARGE PRESENTATIONS AT SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, AND OTHER PUBLIC VENUES. THE AGE-APPROPRIATE PERFORMANCES FEATURE PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL. IN DECEMBER 2015, MENOTTI'S AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS WAS PERFORMED AT THE LEBANON OPERA HOUSE FOR OVER 700 STUDENTS FREE OF CHARGE IN ADDITION TO PAID PUBLIC PERFORMANCES. IN SPRING 2016, MENOTTI'S THE TELEPHONE WAS PERFORMED BEFORE ABOUT 350 STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.OPERA NORTH'S EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAM BRINGS OPERA AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE TO AUDIENCES IN UNDER-SERVED REGIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT, WHERE FUNDING CUTS HAVE SEVERELY IMPACTED MUSIC AND ARTS EDUCATION. AS PART OF ITS YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING, OPERA NORTH STAGES LOW-COST AND FREE-OF-CHARGE PRESENTATIONS AT SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, AND OTHER PUBLIC VENUES. THE AGE-APPROPRIATE PERFORMANCES FEATURE PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL. IN SPRING 2015, SEYMOUR BARAB'S LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD WAS PERFORMED BEFORE MORE THAN 1,300 STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. IN FALL 2014, KURT WEILL'S STREET SCENE WAS PRESENTED TO OVER 800 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. IN DECEMBER 2014, MENOTTI'S AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS WAS PERFORMED AT THE LEBANON OPERA HOUSE FOR OVER 700 STUDENTS FREE OF CHARGE IN ADDITION TO PAID PUBLIC PERFORMANCES.  
OPERA NORTH'S EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAM BRINGS OPERA AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE TO AUDIENCES IN UNDER-SERVED REGIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT, WHERE FUNDING CUTS HAVE SEVERELY IMPACTED MUSIC AND ARTS EDUCATION. AS PART OF ITS YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING, OPERA NORTH STAGES LOW-COST AND FREE-OF-CHARGE PRESENTATIONS AT SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, AND OTHER PUBLIC VENUES. THE AGE-APPROPRIATE PERFORMANCES FEATURE PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL. IN SPRING 2017, KURT WEILL'S STREET SCENE WAS PERFORMED BEFORE ABOUT 450 AT AREA HIGH SCHOOLS AND THE WOODSTOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY.IN FEBRUARY 2017, OPERA NORTH PARTNERED WITH THE LEBANON BALLET SCHOOL TO PUT ON AN AUDITION WORKSHOP WITH BROADWAY CHOREOGRAPHER KURT DUMONEY. A DOZEN KIDS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 6 AND 18 ATTENDED THE TWO-DAY SESSION, WHICH INCLUDED A Q&A WITH PARENTS. FINANCIAL AID WAS MADE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WHO COULD NOT AFFORD THE FULL COST.
Program descriptionOPERA NORTH'S EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAM BRINGS OPERA AND CLASSIC MUSICAL THEATRE TO AUDIENCES IN UNDER-SERVED REGIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT, WHERE FUNDING CUTS HAVE SEVERELY IMPACTED MUSIC AND ARTS EDUCATION. AS PART OF ITS YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING, OPERA NORTH STAGES LOW-COST AND FREE-OF-CHARGE PRESENTATIONS AT SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, AND OTHER PUBLIC VENUES. THE AGE-APPROPRIATE PERFORMANCES FEATURE PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS AND TECHNICAL PERSONNEL. IN SPRING 2017, KURT WEILL'S STREET SCENE WAS PERFORMED BEFORE ABOUT 450 AT AREA HIGH SCHOOLS AND THE WOODSTOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY.IN FEBRUARY 2017, OPERA NORTH PARTNERED WITH THE LEBANON BALLET SCHOOL TO PUT ON AN AUDITION WORKSHOP WITH BROADWAY CHOREOGRAPHER KURT DUMONEY. A DOZEN KIDS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 6 AND 18 ATTENDED THE TWO-DAY SESSION, WHICH INCLUDED A Q&A WITH PARENTS. FINANCIAL AID WAS MADE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WHO COULD NOT AFFORD THE FULL COST.    
OPERA NORTH'S NATIONALLY-RENOWNED RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM PROVIDES EDUCATION THROUGH PERFORMANCE FOR SIXTEEN YOUNG ADULT PROFESSIONAL SINGERS, PIANISTS, AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS. THEY WORK WITH WORLD-CLASS SINGERS, DIRECTORS, DESIGNERS, AND CONDUCTORS IN BOTH REHEARSALS AND CLASSES. SINGERS PERFORM AND COVER APPROPRIATE ROLES IN TWO OF THE MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF THE SEASON AND TAKE ON LEADING ROLES IN THE THIRD PRODUCTION OF THE SEASON (IN 2017, LA BELLE HELENE). ADDITIONALLY, THEY PERFORM IN SPECIAL CONCERTS DURING THE SUMMER SEASON. A SELECT NUMBER OF THESE ARTISTS RETURN TO THE UPPER VALLEY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO PERFORM IN EDUCATION & OUTREACH EVENTS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC VENUES. IN 2017, THE SELECTED RESIDENT ARTISTS WERE CHOSEN FROM 700 APPLICANTS.
Program descriptionOPERA NORTH'S NATIONALLY-RENOWNED RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM PROVIDES EDUCATION THROUGH PERFORMANCE FOR SIXTEEN YOUNG ADULT PROFESSIONAL SINGERS, PIANISTS, AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS. THEY WORK WITH WORLD-CLASS SINGERS, DIRECTORS, DESIGNERS, AND CONDUCTORS IN BOTH REHEARSALS AND CLASSES. SINGERS PERFORM AND COVER APPROPRIATE ROLES IN TWO OF THE MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF THE SEASON AND TAKE ON LEADING ROLES IN THE THIRD PRODUCTION OF THE SEASON (IN 2017, LA BELLE HELENE). ADDITIONALLY, THEY PERFORM IN SPECIAL CONCERTS DURING THE SUMMER SEASON. A SELECT NUMBER OF THESE ARTISTS RETURN TO THE UPPER VALLEY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO PERFORM IN EDUCATION & OUTREACH EVENTS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC VENUES. IN 2017, THE SELECTED RESIDENT ARTISTS WERE CHOSEN FROM 700 APPLICANTS.OPERA NORTH'S NATIONALLY-RENOWNED RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM PROVIDES EDUCATION THROUGH PERFORMANCE FOR EIGHTEEN YOUNG ADULT PROFESSIONAL SINGERS, PIANISTS, AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS. THEY WORK WITH WORLD-CLASS SINGERS, DIRECTORS, DESIGNERS, AND CONDUCTORS IN BOTH REHEARSALS AND CLASSES. SINGERS PERFORM AND COVER APPROPRIATE ROLES IN TWO OF THE MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF THE SEASON AND TAKE ON LEADING ROLES IN THE THIRD PRODUCTION OF THE SEASON. ADDITIONALLY, THEY PERFORM IN SPECIAL CONCERTS DURING THE SUMMER SEASON. A SELECT NUMBER OF THESE ARTISTS RETURN TO THE UPPER VALLEY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO PERFORM IN EDUCATION & OUTREACH EVENTS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC VENUES. IN 2016, THE SELECTED RESIDENT ARTISTS WERE CHOSEN FROM 700 APPLICANTS.OPERA NORTH'S NATIONALLY-RENOWNED RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM PROVIDES EDUCATION THROUGH PERFORMANCE FOR EIGHTEEN YOUNG ADULT PROFESSIONAL SINGERS, PIANISTS, AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS. THEY WORK WITH WORLD-CLASS SINGERS, DIRECTORS, DESIGNERS, AND CONDUCTORS IN BOTH REHEARSALS AND CLASSES. SINGERS PERFORM AND COVER APPROPRIATE ROLES IN TWO OF THE MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF THE SEASON AND TAKE ON LEADING ROLES IN THE THIRD PRODUCTION OF THE SEASON (IN 2015, THE TENDER LAND). ADDITIONALLY, THEY PERFORM IN SPECIAL CONCERTS DURING THE SUMMER SEASON. A SELECT NUMBER OF THESE ARTISTS RETURN TO THE UPPER VALLEY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO PERFORM IN EDUCATION & OUTREACH EVENTS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC VENUES. IN 2015, THE SELECTED RESIDENT ARTISTS WERE CHOSEN FROM 676 APPLICANTS.OPERA NORTH'S NATIONALLY-RENOWNED YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM PROVIDES EDUCATION THROUGH PERFORMANCE FOR TWENTY YOUNG ADULT PROFESSIONAL SINGERS(AGES 26-32), PIANISTS, AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS. SINGERS PERFORM AND COVER APPROPRIATE ROLES IN TWO OF THE MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS OF THE SEASON AND TAKE ON LEADING ROLES IN THE THIRD PRODUCTION OF THE SEASON (IN 2014, STREET SCENE"). THEY WORK WITH WORLD-CLASS SINGERS, DIRECTORS, DESIGNERS, AND CONDUCTORS IN BOTH REHEARSALS AND CLASSES. A SELECT NUMBER OF THESE ARTISTS RETURN TO THE UPPER VALLEY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO PERFORM IN EDUCATION & OUTREACH EVENTS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC VENUES. OPERA NORTH HAS BEEN KNOWN SINCE ITS INCEPTION AS A CAREER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE FOR UPCOMING PROFESSIONALS. THE YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM, FROM WHICH APPROXIMATELY 16 SINGERS ARE CHOSEN EACH YEAR ATTRACTED NEARLY 1,000 APPLICANTS IN 2014. 
OPERA NORTH'S YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR 20-25 YOUNG SINGERS, PIANISTS AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS TO RECEIVE INSTRUCTION, CAREER DEVELOPMENT COACHING, ACTING LESSONS, AND PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN MAINSTAGE AND OUTREACH PRODUCTIONS. YOUNG ARTISTS PERFORM IN THE ENSEMBLE AND IN COMPRIMARIO ROLES DURING OPERA NORTH'S MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS EACH SUMMER. THESE ARTISTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH PRINCIPAL ARTISTS, WHO HAVE ESTABLISHED CAREERS, ALONG WITH A FULL ORCHESTRA. IN ADDITION, YOUNG ARTISTS PERFORM ALL ROLES IN A SPECIAL COMMUNITY MATINEE EACH SUMMER. SOME OF THESE ARTISTS RETURN TO THE REGION TO PERFORM IN EDUCATION AND OUTREACH EVENTS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC VENUES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, OPERA NORTH PERFORMED FOR OVER 4000 SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN IN TWO TOURS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT. OPERA NORTH ALSO PRESENTED AN ADULT LECTURE SERIES ON "LITTLE WOMEN" AND A FIVE-PART OPERA EDUCATION SERIES. THESE FREE PROGRAMS BRING OPERA TO SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC VENUES THROUGHOUT THE UPPER VALLEY.
Program description    OPERA NORTH'S YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR 20-25 YOUNG SINGERS, PIANISTS AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS TO RECEIVE INSTRUCTION, CAREER DEVELOPMENT COACHING, ACTING LESSONS, AND PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE WHILE PARTICIPATING IN MAINSTAGE AND OUTREACH PRODUCTIONS. YOUNG ARTISTS PERFORM IN THE ENSEMBLE AND IN COMPRIMARIO ROLES DURING OPERA NORTH'S MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS EACH SUMMER. THESE ARTISTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH PRINCIPAL ARTISTS, WHO HAVE ESTABLISHED CAREERS, ALONG WITH A FULL ORCHESTRA. IN ADDITION, YOUNG ARTISTS PERFORM ALL ROLES IN A SPECIAL COMMUNITY MATINEE EACH SUMMER. SOME OF THESE ARTISTS RETURN TO THE REGION TO PERFORM IN EDUCATION AND OUTREACH EVENTS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC VENUES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, OPERA NORTH PERFORMED FOR OVER 4000 SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN IN TWO TOURS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT. OPERA NORTH ALSO PRESENTED AN ADULT LECTURE SERIES ON "LITTLE WOMEN" AND A FIVE-PART OPERA EDUCATION SERIES. THESE FREE PROGRAMS BRING OPERA TO SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC VENUES THROUGHOUT THE UPPER VALLEY.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$811,804.00$854,302.00$971,224.00$792,700.00$708,424.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$483,817.00$503,818.00$591,979.00$359,511.00$322,937.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$20,779.00$95,924.00$41,892.00$27,742.00$30,131.00
Investment income, current yr$400.00$717.00-$41.00$746.00-$22.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$483,817.00$503,818.00$591,979.00$359,511.00$322,937.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$13,519.00$7,233.00$5,258.00$1,632.00$2,593.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$314,068.00$342,534.00$374,028.00$430,811.00$382,916.00
Gross receipts$828,592.00$867,564.00$1,001,651.00$792,700.00$708,951.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events $25,201.00$18,564.00  
Revenue from all other contributions$483,817.00$478,617.00$573,415.00$359,511.00$322,937.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$400.00$717.00-$41.00$746.00$505.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$13,408.00$6,093.00$3,394.00  
Net inventory sales (total)$111.00$1,140.00$1,864.00$1,632.00$2,593.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$912,034.00$939,186.00$862,065.00$786,092.00$700,999.00
Total functional expenses: program service $757,459.00$722,499.00$663,883.00$562,900.00$470,717.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$93,015.00$124,818.00$130,544.00$125,928.00$114,583.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$61,560.00$91,869.00$67,638.00$97,264.00$115,699.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$44,438.00$199,252.00$244,003.00$72,650.00$52,524.00
Total assets, beginning of year$199,252.00$244,003.00$72,650.00$52,524.00$31,682.00
Total liabilities$196,861.00$251,445.00$211,312.00$149,118.00$135,600.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$251,445.00$211,312.00$149,118.00$135,600.00$122,183.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$130,812.00$180,062.00$36,750.00$26,000.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr-$174,423.00-$185,005.00-$149,371.00-$115,218.00-$103,076.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$20,000.00$130,812.00$180,062.00$36,750.00$18,000.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$2,000.00$2,000.00$2,000.00$2,000.00$2,000.00
Net assets-$152,423.00-$52,193.00$32,691.00-$76,468.00-$83,076.00
Net assets, beginning of year-$52,193.00$32,691.00-$76,468.00-$83,076.00-$90,501.00
Intangible assets$375.00$625.00$875.00$1,125.00$1,375.00
Other assets$3,888.00$3,350.00$1,000.00$50.00$1,021.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$100.00$32,263.00$30,088.00$15,959.00$11,376.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$32,263.00$30,088.00$15,959.00$11,376.00$1,444.00
Loans and other payables to key persons$29,538.00$48,000.00$60,000.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$100,230.00-$84,884.00$109,159.00$6,608.00$7,425.00
Savings & temp cash investment$6,009.00$5,476.00$5,970.00$4,465.00$8,744.00
Accounts receivable, net$20,540.00$8,800.00$17,435.00$0.00$930.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$5,639.00$8,209.00$3,826.00$11,944.00$0.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$107,323.00$143,445.00$91,312.00$82,618.00$75,695.00
Deferred revenue   $6,500.00 
Secured mortgages and notes payable$60,000.00$60,000.00$60,000.00$60,000.00$59,905.00
Total net assets or fund balances-$152,423.00-$52,193.00$32,691.00-$76,468.00-$83,076.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$2,080.00$1,280.00$860.00$971.00$1,917.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members101091315
Number of independent voting members101091315
Financial sheets auditedTrue TrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-10-012015-10-012014-10-012013-10-012012-10-01
Tax year end date2017-09-012016-09-012015-09-012014-09-012013-09-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Outstanding loan to key person or disqualified personTrueTrueTrue  
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-04-022017-10-262016-08-102015-02-232014-03-31
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201830749349301233201732279349302728201641379349304329201540439349300614201400489349300775
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