SYRACUSE OPERA COMPANY INC

Address
PO BOX 1223
SYRACUSE, NY 13201
Contact
Website: http://www.syracuseopera.com
Phone: +1 (315) 475-5915
Nonprofit
NTEE: A6A - Opera
EIN: 23-7167068

Mission

THE SYRACUSE OPERA COMPANY, INC. IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT COMPANY WHOSE CORE VALUES ARE ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY, AND COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT. ITS PURPOSE IS TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF UPSTATE NEW YORK THROUGH LOCALLY PRODUCED OPERA, THE ONE ALL INCLUSIVE ART FORM THAT CELEBRATES THE BEAUTY OF HUMAN SINGING VOICE ENERGIZED THROUGH THE SPECTACLE OF LIVE THEATER.
 201720162015
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1974
Subsection501(c)(3)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area8160
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$82,382.00$89,112.00$128,686.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$82,195.00$0.00
Number of employees341821
Number of people compensated >$100k000
Number of volunteers0042
Number of highly compensated contractors000
Personnel
Brown, Sandra
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personSANDRA BROWNSANDRA BROWNSANDRA BROWN
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Brzozowski, Carol
TitleOFFICERBOARD DEVELOPMENT CHAIRMANBOARD DEVELOPMENT CHAIRMAN
Name of key/compensated personCAROL BRZOZOWSKICAROL BRZOZOWSKICAROL BRZOZOWSKI
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Buck, Helen
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personHELEN BUCKHELEN BUCKHELEN BUCK
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Byer, Stephen
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personSTEPHEN BYERSTEPHEN BYERSTEPHEN BYER
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Connor, Michael
TitleOFFICERSECRETARY 
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL CONNORMICHAEL CONNOR 
Average hours per week working for org0.500.50 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionOfficerOfficer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Eastwood, Lynn
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personLYNN EASTWOODLYNN EASTWOODLYNN EASTWOOD
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Fein, Bruce
Title  SECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person  BRUCE FEIN
Average hours per week working for org  0.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Fennessey, John
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personJOHN FENNESSEYJOHN FENNESSEYJOHN FENNESSEY
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Gregg, Josephine
TitleOFFICER  
Name of key/compensated personJOSEPHINE GREGG  
Average hours per week working for org0.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionOfficer  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Heater, Garrett
TitleCHAIRMAN  
Name of key/compensated personGARRETT HEATER  
Average hours per week working for org0.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionOfficer  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Hurd, Sandra
TitleSECRETARYCHARIMANCHAIRMAN
Name of key/compensated personSANDRA HURDSANDRA HURDSANDRA HURD
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Land, Jay
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personJAY LANDJAY LANDJAY LAND
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Larson, Daniel
Title  OFFICER
Name of key/compensated person  DANIEL LARSON
Average hours per week working for org  0.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Lombardi, Tarky
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personTARKY LOMBARDI JRTARKY LOMBARDI JRTARKY LOMBARDI JR
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Lynch, Don
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personDON LYNCHDON LYNCHDON LYNCH
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Paniagua, Tere
TitleVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENTOFFICER
Name of key/compensated personTERE PANIAGUATERE PANIAGUATERE PANIAGUA
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Peterson, Eleanor
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personELEANOR PETERSONELEANOR PETERSONELEANOR PETERSON
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Piertafasa, Amy
Title OFFICER 
Name of key/compensated person AMY PIERTAFASA 
Average hours per week working for org 0.50 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Officer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Pietrafasa, Amy
TitleOFFICER  
Name of key/compensated personAMY PIETRAFASA  
Average hours per week working for org0.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionOfficer  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Price, Eileen
Title ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEEADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE
Name of key/compensated person EILEEN PRICEEILEEN PRICE
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.50
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position OfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Relyea, Melanie
TitleOFFICEROFFICER 
Name of key/compensated personMELANIE BRUNET RELYEAMELANIE BRUNET RELYEA 
Average hours per week working for org0.500.50 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionOfficerOfficer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Ritchie, Graham
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personGRAHAM RITCHIEGRAHAM RITCHIEGRAHAM RITCHIE
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Rogers, Stephen
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personSTEPHEN ROGERSSTEPHEN ROGERSSTEPHEN ROGERS
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Rubenstein, William
Title  CORPORATE COUNCIL
Name of key/compensated person  WILLIAM RUBENSTEIN
Average hours per week working for org  0.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Rubin, David
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personDAVID RUBINDAVID RUBINDAVID RUBIN
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Schulze, Hildegard
TitleOFFICERARIA SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVARIA SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVE
Name of key/compensated personHILDEGARD SCHULZEHILDEGARD SCHULZEHILDEGARD SCHULZE
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Smith, Lisa
Title ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person LISA SMITH 
Average hours per week working for org 40.00 
Reportable compensation from org $82,195.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Stone, Barbara
TitleOFFICEROFFICEROFFICER
Name of key/compensated personBARBARA STONEBARBARA STONEBARBARA STONE
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50
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
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Sutter, Martha
TitleOFFICEROFFICER 
Name of key/compensated personMARTHA SUTTERMARTHA SUTTER 
Average hours per week working for org0.500.50 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionOfficerOfficer 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Taylor, Richard
TitleOFFICER OFFICER
Name of key/compensated personRICHARD TAYLOR JR RICHARD TAYLOR JR
Average hours per week working for org0.50 0.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00
PositionOfficer Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00
Wakefield, William
TitleOFFICER OFFICER
Name of key/compensated personWILLIAM WAKEFIELD WILLIAM WAKEFIELD
Average hours per week working for org0.50 0.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00
PositionOfficer Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00
Wikstrom, Sieglinde
TitleOFFICER OFFICER
Name of key/compensated personSIEGLINDE WIKSTROM SIEGLINDE WIKSTROM
Average hours per week working for org0.50 0.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00 $0.00
PositionOfficer Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00 $0.00
van Kirk, Amy
Title  VICE CHAIRMAN
Name of key/compensated person  AMY VAN KIRK
Average hours per week working for org  0.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesPRODUCTION OF PROFESSIONAL OPERA PERFORMANCES.PRODUCTION OF PROFESSIONAL OPERA PERFORMANCES.PRODUCTION OF PROFESSIONAL OPERA PERFORMANCES.
Program expenses (total)$382,933.00$544,722.00$606,605.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
MAIN SEASON - THREE OPERA PRODUCTIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PRODUCTIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONAL OPERAS OF HIGH QUALITY AND THE PROMOTION OF YOUNG TALENT NATIONWIDE.
Program expenses$382,933.00$523,394.00$571,785.00
Program revenue$168,234.00$184,024.00$245,347.00
Program descriptionMAIN SEASON - THREE OPERA PRODUCTIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PRODUCTIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONAL OPERAS OF HIGH QUALITY AND THE PROMOTION OF YOUNG TALENT NATIONWIDE.MAIN SEASON - THREE OPERA PRODUCTIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PRODUCTIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONAL OPERAS OF HIGH QUALITY AND THE PROMOTION OF YOUNG TALENT NATIONWIDE.MAIN SEASON - THREE OPERA PRODUCTIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PRODUCTIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONAL OPERAS OF HIGH QUALITY AND THE PROMOTION OF YOUNG TALENT NATIONWIDE.
SYRACUSE OPERA RESIDENT ARTISTS - AN OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR THE PRESENTATION OF OPERATIC PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT CENTRAL AND UPSTATE NEW YORK.
Program expenses $21,328.00$34,820.00
Program description SYRACUSE OPERA RESIDENT ARTISTS - AN OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR THE PRESENTATION OF OPERATIC PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT CENTRAL AND UPSTATE NEW YORK.SYRACUSE OPERA RESIDENT ARTISTS - AN OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR THE PRESENTATION OF OPERATIC PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT CENTRAL AND UPSTATE NEW YORK.
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$552,916.00$613,449.00$783,757.00
Program services (total functional expenses)$382,933.00$544,722.00$606,605.00
Management & general (total functional expenses)$110,711.00$48,070.00$123,691.00
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$59,272.00$20,657.00$53,461.00
Revenue
Total revenue$525,875.00$619,886.00$1,076,405.00
Program service revenue (total)$168,234.00$184,024.00$245,347.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$298,308.00$427,487.00$830,079.00
Investment income$904.00$988.00$952.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$58,429.00$7,387.00$27.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$298,308.00$427,487.00$830,079.00
Gross receipts$525,875.00$628,678.00$1,090,112.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$66,940.00$78,769.00$303,576.00
Revenue from all other contributions$231,368.00$348,718.00$526,503.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$58,429.00$4,624.00$1,389.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$904.00$988.00$952.00
Net rental income  $0.00
Net income from fundraising events $2,763.00-$1,362.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounting service fees (total)$6,000.00$8,050.00$8,000.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$398,079.00$487,645.00$572,616.00
Total assets, beginning of year$487,645.00$572,616.00$561,837.00
Total liabilities$565,736.00$628,261.00$719,669.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$628,261.00$719,669.00$704,597.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net  $184,354.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$30,000.00$97,831.00$167,600.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$345,291.00$372,216.00$371,722.00
Net assets-$167,657.00-$140,616.00-$147,053.00
Net assets, beginning of year-$140,616.00-$147,053.00-$142,760.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$32,018.00$19,253.00$25,683.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$19,253.00$25,683.00$4,380.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$27,041.00$6,437.00$292,648.00
Advertising (total)$13,239.00$11,781.00$16,842.00
Savings & temp cash investment$345,291.00$344,390.00$343,403.00
Accounts receivable, net$12,000.00$109,831.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$1,935.00$3,379.00$1,511.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$54,910.00$130,676.00$172,306.00
Deferred revenue$50,997.00$62,756.00$77,534.00
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$25,000.00 $135,000.00
Secured mortgages and notes payable$434,829.00$434,829.00$334,829.00
Total net assets or fund balances-$167,657.00-$140,616.00-$147,053.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$3,958.00$6,873.00$6,872.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members151212
Number of independent voting members151212
Financial sheets audited TrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-302016-06-302015-06-30
Accounting methodAccrualAccrualAccrual
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-192017-09-212016-08-04
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.0
Filing identifier201821359349308537201721359349310202201601349349305560
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