OPERA CAROLINA

Address
1600 ELIZABETH AVE
CHARLOTTE, NC 28204
Contact
Website: http://www.operacarolina.org
Phone: +1 (704) 332-7177
Nonprofit
NTEE: A6A - Opera
EIN: 56-6019660

Mission

TO INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN THE REGION'S DIVERSE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PRESENTATION OF EXCELLENT OPERA, OPERETTA, MUSIC THEATRE, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT ELEVATE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE PRESENTATION OF THREE MAIN STAGE OPERAS AND A RANGE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDING IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS, STUDENT NIGHTS AT MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES AND PERFORMANCES IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES IN NC.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1953
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area1520
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$97,675.00$114,671.00$132,651.00$132,651.00$130,050.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$97,675.00$226,042.00$132,651.00$132,651.00$130,050.00
Number of employees6065756181
Number of people compensated >$100k02111
Number of volunteers12585757570
Number of highly compensated contractors0    
Personnel
1, See
Title OFFICER/BOAROFFICER/BOAROFFICER/BOAROFFICER/BOAR
Name of key/compensated person SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT 1SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT 1SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT 1SEE ATTACHED STATEMENT 1
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officer TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
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
Adams, Betty
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personBETTY GARRISS ADAMS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Berini, Robert
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personROBERT BERINI    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Bodford, Melissa
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personMELISSA BODFORD    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Boncimino, Frank
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personFRANK BONCIMINO    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Carter, Ronald
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personRONALD L CARTER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Chun, Ki-Hyun
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personKI-HYUN CHUN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Clonaris, Gerry
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personGERRY CLONARIS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Coghill, Neil
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personNEIL COGHILL    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Collinge, Laura
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personLAURA COLLINGE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Cooper, Fairfax
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personFAIRFAX COOPER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Dickerson, Eric
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personERIC DICKERSON    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Dickinson, Janet
Title KEY EMPLOYEE   
Name of key/compensated person JANET DICKINSON   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 40.00   
Reportable compensation from org $111,370.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $6,511.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Dixon, Georgette
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personGEORGETTE DIXON    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Ferebee, Arlene
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personARLENE FEREBEE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Gaither, Mike
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personMIKE GAITHER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Gatto, Alfredo
TitleVICE CHAIR    
Name of key/compensated personALFREDO GATTO    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Gautam, Sean
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personSEAN GAUTAM    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Green, Maria
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personMARIA C GREEN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Greer, Charles
TitleASSISTANT TREASURER    
Name of key/compensated personCHARLES T GREER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Hall, Katherine
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personKATHERINE HALL    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Hammond, Randall
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personRANDALL HAMMOND    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Hansen, Beth
TitleVICE CHAIR    
Name of key/compensated personBETH E HANSEN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Holleman, Todd
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personTODD HOLLEMAN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Hollnagel, Daryl
TitleSECRETARY    
Name of key/compensated personDARYL HOLLNAGEL    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Kelly, Callie
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personCALLIE KELLY    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Kelly, George
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personGEORGE WINCHESTER KELLY    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Knudsen, Laurie
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personLAURIE KNUDSEN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Lee, D
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personD GILBERT LEE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Lichtin, Karen
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personKAREN LICHTIN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Maurer, Christopher
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personCHRISTOPHER MAURER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
McDorman, Marjorie
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personMARJORIE MCDORMAN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
McLamb, Amanda
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personAMANDA MCLAMB    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Meena, James
TitleGENERAL DIRECTORGENERAL DIREGENERAL DIREGENERAL DIREGENERAL DIRE
Name of key/compensated personJAMES MEENAJAMES MEENAJAMES MEENAJAMES MEENAJAMES MEENA
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org60.0060.0060.0060.0060.00
Reportable compensation from org$97,675.00$114,672.00$132,651.00$132,651.00$130,050.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$10,490.00$8,310.00$9,208.00$10,213.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Nauck, Frederic
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personFREDERIC NAUCK    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Paliyenko, Alexandra
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personALEXANDRA PALIYENKO    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Pappas, Bill
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personBILL PAPPAS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Payne, Charlotte
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personCHARLOTTE PAYNE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Perry, Karen
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personKAREN PERRY    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Philipson, Laura
TitleCO-CHAIR    
Name of key/compensated personLAURA PHILIPSON    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Philipson, Stephen
TitleCO-CHAIR    
Name of key/compensated personSTEPHEN PHILIPSON    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Poole, Laura
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personLAURA VINROOT POOLE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Rose, Mary
TitleTREASURER    
Name of key/compensated personMARY SHELTON ROSE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Smith, Emily
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personEMILY SMITH    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Wellman, Laura
TitleVICE CHAIR    
Name of key/compensated personLAURA MEYER WELLMAN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Ycaza, Fernando
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personFERNANDO YCAZA    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Zabel, Robert
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personROBERT ZABEL    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTO INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN THE REGION'S DIVERSE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PRESENTATION OF EXCELLENT OPERA, OPERETTA, MUSIC THEATRE, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT ELEVATE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE PRESENTATION OF THREE MAIN STAGE OPERAS AND A RANGE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDING IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS, STUDENT NIGHTS AT MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES AND PERFORMANCES IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES IN NC.TO INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN THE REGION'S DIVERSE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PRESENTATION OF EXCELLENT OPERA, OPERETTA, MUSIC THEATRE, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT ELEVATE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE PRESENTATION OF THREE MAIN STAGE OPERAS AND A RANGE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDING IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS, STUDENT NIGHTS AT MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES AND PERFORMANCES IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES IN NC.TO INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN THE REGION'S DIVERSE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PRESENTATION OF EXCELLENT OPERA, OPERETTA, MUSIC THEATRE, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT ELEVATE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE PRESENTATION OF THREE MAIN STAGE OPERAS AND A RANGE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDING IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS, STUDENT NIGHTS AT MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES AND PERFORMANCES IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES IN NC.TO INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN THE REGION'S DIVERSE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PRESENTATION OF EXCELLENT OPERA, OPERETTA, MUSIC THEATRE, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT ELEVATE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE PRESENTATION OF THREE MAIN STAGE OPERAS AND A RANGE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDING IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS, STUDENT NIGHTS AT MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES AND PERFORMANCES IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES IN NC.TO INSPIRE AND ENTERTAIN THE REGION'S DIVERSE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PRESENTATION OF EXCELLENT OPERA, OPERETTA, MUSIC THEATRE, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS THAT ELEVATE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE PRESENTATION OF THREE MAIN STAGE OPERAS AND A RANGE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDING IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCES AND WORKSHOPS, STUDENT NIGHTS AT MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES AND PERFORMANCES IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES IN NC.
Program service expenses, total$2,288,892.00$2,148,229.00$2,151,594.00$2,044,103.00$1,838,479.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE OUR OPERA EXPRESS TOURING ARM WHICH REACHED OVER 20,000 CHILDREN BY MEANS OF MULTIPLE PERFORMANCES ACROSS THE STATES OF NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA; STUDENT NIGHT AT THE OPERA WHICH IS HELD DURING DRESS REHEARSAL FOR EACH MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION AND IN WHICH OVER 900 STUDENTS AND ADULTS PARTICIPATED, AND OPERA CAROLINA ACADEMY WHICH PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC INSTRUCTION, MUSIC-DRAMA INSTRUCTION, AND AGE APPROPRIATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES IN AN ARTISTIC ATMOSPHERE WHICH EMPHASIZES CLASSICAL MUSIC WHILE HONORING THE VALUE OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION IN ALL GENRES.
Program expenses$133,539.00$116,641.00$106,299.00$113,492.00$94,219.00
Program revenue$44,875.00$34,170.00$38,845.00$42,209.00$51,965.00
Program descriptionTHE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE OUR OPERA EXPRESS TOURING ARM WHICH REACHED OVER 20,000 CHILDREN BY MEANS OF MULTIPLE PERFORMANCES ACROSS THE STATES OF NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA; STUDENT NIGHT AT THE OPERA WHICH IS HELD DURING DRESS REHEARSAL FOR EACH MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION AND IN WHICH OVER 900 STUDENTS AND ADULTS PARTICIPATED, AND OPERA CAROLINA ACADEMY WHICH PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC INSTRUCTION, MUSIC-DRAMA INSTRUCTION, AND AGE APPROPRIATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES IN AN ARTISTIC ATMOSPHERE WHICH EMPHASIZES CLASSICAL MUSIC WHILE HONORING THE VALUE OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION IN ALL GENRES.THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE OUR OPERA EXPRESS TOURING ARM WHICH REACHED 21,457 CHILDREN BY MEANS OF 69 PERFORMANCES IN 12 COUNTIES ACROSS THE STATES OF NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA; STUDENT NIGHT AT THE OPERA WHICH IS HELD DURING DRESS REHEARSAL FOR EACH MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION AND IN WHICH 924 STUDENTS AND ADULTS PARTICIPATED, AND OPERA CAROLINA ACADEMY WHICH PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC INSTRUCTION, MUSIC-DRAMA INSTRUCTION, AND AGE APPROPRIATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES IN AN ARTISTIC ATMOSPHERE WHICH EMPHASIZES CLASSICAL MUSIC WHILE HONORING THE VALUE OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION IN ALL GENRES (15 STUDENTS ATTENDED).THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE OUR OPERA EXPRESS TOURING ARM WHICH REACHED 29,256 CHILDREN BY MEANS OF 69 PERFORMANCES IN 11 COUNTIES ACROSS THE STATES OF NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA; STUDENT NIGHT AT THE OPERA WHICH IS HELD DURING DRESS REHEARSAL FOR EACH MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION AND IN WHICH 1,825 STUDENTS AND ADULTS PARTICIPATED, AND OPERA CAROLINA ACADEMY WHICH PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC INSTRUCTION, MUSIC-DRAMA INSTRUCTION, AND AGE APPROPRIATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES IN AN ARTISTIC ATMOSPHERE WHICH EMPHASIZES CLASSICAL MUSIC WHILE HONORING THE VALUE OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION IN ALL GENRES (30 STUDENTS ATTENDED).THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE OUR OPERA EXPRESS TOURING ARM WHICH REACHED 32,849 CHILDREN BY MEANS OF 89 PERFORMANCES IN 12 COUNTIES ACROSS THE STATES OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA, STUDENT NIGHT AT THE OPERA WHICH IS HELD DURING DRESS REHEARSAL FOR EACH MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION AND IN WHICH 1,587 STUDENTS AND ADULTS PARTICIPATED, AND OPERA CAROLINA ACADEMY WHICH PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC INSTRUCTION, MUSIC-DRAMA INSTRUCTION, AND AGE APPROPRIATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES IN AN ARTISTIC ATMOSPHERE WHICH EMPHASIZES CLASSICAL MUSIC WHILE HONORING THE VALUE OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION IN ALL GENRES (30 STUDENTS ATTENDED).THE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE OUR OPERA EXPRESS TOURING ARM WHICH REACHED 26,161 CHILDREN BY MEANS OF 72 PERFORMANCES IN 11 COUNTIES ACROSS THE STATES OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA, STUDENT NIGHT AT THE OPERA WHICH IS HELD DURING DRESS REHEARSAL FOR EACH MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION AND IN WHICH 2,068 STUDENTS AND ADULTS PARTICIPATED, AND OPERA CAROLINA ACADEMY WHICH PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC INSTRUCTION, MUSIC-DRAMA INSTRUCTION, AND AGE APPROPRIATE VOCAL INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES IN AN ARTISTIC ATMOSPHERE WHICH EMPHASIZES CLASSICAL MUSIC WHILE HONORING THE VALUE OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION IN ALL GENRES (28 STUDENTS ATTENDED).
THE PRIMARY PROGRAM SERVICE ACTIVITY IS THAT OF MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONSAND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES. OUR MAIN STAGE SHOWCASED MULTIPLEPRODUCTIONS WHICH FULFILLED OUR EXEMPT PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ACCESSIBILITY TO AND DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE OF PROFESSIONAL OPERA AND ELEVATING THE QUALITY OF CULTURAL LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS.
Program expenses$2,155,353.00$2,031,588.00$2,045,295.00$1,930,611.00$1,744,260.00
Program revenue$595,540.00$503,696.00$560,214.00$552,068.00$553,043.00
Program descriptionTHE PRIMARY PROGRAM SERVICE ACTIVITY IS THAT OF MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONSAND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES. OUR MAIN STAGE SHOWCASED MULTIPLEPRODUCTIONS WHICH FULFILLED OUR EXEMPT PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ACCESSIBILITY TO AND DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE OF PROFESSIONAL OPERA AND ELEVATING THE QUALITY OF CULTURAL LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS.THE PRIMARY PROGRAM SERVICE ACTIVITY IS THAT OF MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES. OUR MAIN STAGE SHOWCASED THREE PRODUCTIONS (10 PERFORMANCES SEEN BY 11,223 PERSONS) WHICH FULFILLED OUR EXEMPT PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ACCESSIBILITY TO AND DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE OF PROFESSIONAL OPERA AND ELEVATING THE QUALITY OF CULTURAL LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS.THE PRIMARY PROGRAM SERVICE ACTIVITY IS THAT OF MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES. OUR MAIN STATE SHOWCASED THREE PRODUCTIONS (10 PERFORMANCES SEEN BY 12,024 PERSONS) WHICH FULFILLED OUR EXEMPT PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ACCESSIBILITY TO AND DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE OF PROFESSIONAL OPERA AND ELEVATING THE QUALITY OF CULTURAL LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS.THE PRIMARY PROGRAM SERVICE ACTIVITY IS THAT OF MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES. OUR MAIN STATE SHOWCASED THREE PRODUCTIONS (10 PERFORMANCES SEEN BY 13,177 PERSONS) WHICH FULFILLED OUR EXEMPT PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ACCESSIBILITY TO AND DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE OF PROFESSIONAL OPERA AND ELEVATING THE QUALITY OF CULTURAL LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS.THE PRIMARY PROGRAM SERVICE ACTIVITY IS THAT OF MAIN STAGE PRODUCTIONS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES. OUR MAIN STATE SHOWCASED THREE PRODUCTIONS (9 PERFORMANCES SEEN BY 13,124 PERSONS) WHICH FULFILLED OUR EXEMPT PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ACCESSIBILITY TO AND DEVELOPING KNOWLEDGE OF PROFESSIONAL OPERA AND ELEVATING THE QUALITY OF CULTURAL LIFE IN THE CAROLINAS.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$3,506,564.00$2,807,917.00$3,076,189.00$2,977,497.00$2,664,944.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$2,498,611.00$1,732,048.00$1,857,813.00$1,821,734.00$1,518,077.00
Investment income, current yr$6.00$18.00$18.00$18.00$3.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$2,498,611.00$1,732,048.00$1,857,813.00$1,821,734.00$1,518,077.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$367,532.00$537,985.00$619,299.00$561,467.00$541,855.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00    
Program service revenue (total)$640,415.00$537,866.00$599,059.00$594,278.00$605,009.00
Gross receipts$3,506,564.00$2,807,917.00$3,076,189.00$2,977,497.00$2,664,944.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$108,250.00    
Contributions from related organizations$75,428.00$83,086.00$83,563.00$126,485.00$66,243.00
Revenue from gov't grants$969,790.00$542,906.00$558,234.00$574,807.00$606,392.00
Revenue from all other contributions$1,345,143.00$1,106,056.00$1,216,016.00$1,120,442.00$845,442.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$259,232.00$173,253.00$154,279.00$152,626.00$123,965.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$6.00$18.00$18.00$18.00$3.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$108,300.00$364,732.00$465,020.00$408,841.00$417,890.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$3,391,591.00$3,145,094.00$3,253,242.00$2,999,156.00$2,758,644.00
Total functional expenses: program service $2,288,892.00$2,148,229.00$2,151,594.00$2,044,103.00$1,838,479.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$465,704.00$451,616.00$515,879.00$430,033.00$409,197.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$636,995.00$545,249.00$585,769.00$525,020.00$510,968.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$2,226,753.00$1,450,580.00$1,927,217.00$819,965.00$652,024.00
Total assets, beginning of year$1,450,580.00$1,927,217.00$819,965.00$652,024.00$344,214.00
Total liabilities$3,842,461.00$3,181,266.00$3,320,726.00$2,036,421.00$1,846,821.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$3,181,266.00$3,320,726.00$2,036,421.00$1,846,821.00$1,445,311.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$891,822.00$105,785.00$429,818.00$421,810.00$252,565.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr-$2,111,439.00-$1,998,312.00-$1,634,892.00-$1,404,956.00-$1,194,797.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$495,731.00$267,626.00$241,383.00$188,500.00 
Net assets-$1,615,708.00-$1,730,686.00-$1,393,509.00-$1,216,456.00-$1,194,797.00
Net assets, beginning of year-$1,730,686.00-$1,393,509.00-$1,216,456.00-$1,194,797.00-$1,101,097.00
Other liabilities$1,502,523.00$1,372,485.00$1,312,320.00$1,099,260.00$746,745.00
Intangible assets$14,982.00$24,970.00$34,958.00$44,946.00 
Other assets$50,874.00$12,277.00$40,138.00$18,357.00$16,059.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$20,212.00$581.00$75,632.00$15,377.00$59,657.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$581.00$75,632.00$15,377.00$59,657.00$58,246.00
Loans and other payables to key persons$45,000.00    
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$114,973.00-$337,177.00-$177,053.00-$21,659.00-$93,700.00
Advertising (total)$138,545.00$138,737.00$155,599.00$165,852.00$150,498.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$56,910.00$75,474.00$65,526.00$69,717.00$71,396.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$537,322.00$302,253.00$322,248.00$91,946.00$225,836.00
Deferred revenue$777,463.00$479,644.00$606,424.00$655,045.00$637,659.00
Secured mortgages and notes payable$980,153.00$1,026,884.00$1,079,734.00$190,170.00$236,581.00
Total net assets or fund balances-$1,615,708.00-$1,730,686.00-$1,393,509.00-$1,216,456.00-$1,194,797.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$141,830.00$130,979.00$109,930.00$83,029.00$60,481.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members4441454539
Number of independent voting members4441454539
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Audited on both consolidated and separate basisTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-012013-07-012012-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Outstanding loan to key person or disqualified personTrue    
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-03-132017-08-032016-07-192015-02-242014-03-14
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.3
Filing identifier201830319349301128201740449349301929201640439349300634201540379349300514201410289349300961
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