EIN 74-6016764

Houston Grand Opera Association

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Houston Grand Opera's vision is to build the most innovative, inclusive, and transformative opera company in America by establishing a financially sustainable work environment that attracts the world's greatest creative talents.Through a sustainable b...
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Program areas at Houston Grand Opera Association

Opera Productions: Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is one of the largest, most innovative, and most highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States. HGO was the only American finalist for Opera Company of the Year at the 2017 International Opera Awards. In fulfilling its mission to advance the operatic art to serve an ever-evolving audience, HGO has led the field in commissioning new works (65 world premieres to date) and in training and nurturing promising young artists and administrators. The company contributes to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation through a diverse and innovative program of performances, community events, and education projects that reaches the widest possible public.
HGOco connects HGOs creative resources with our diverse and vibrant community. The co in HGOco stands for company, community, and collaboration. HGOcos innovative and engaging programs take place throughout the Houston areain schools, parks, community landmarks, alternative performance spaces, and at the Wortham Theater Center, providing a range of opportunities for Houstonians of all ages to seek, engage, and learn through the inspiring art of opera. The nationally recognized Song of Houston initiative commissions new chamber operas and song projects that resonate with contemporary life in Houston and develops community projects that foster collaborations with many Houston-area organizations. Our multi-faceted Education Program includes Opera to Go!, High School Night and student matinees of main-stage productions, the Bauer Family High School Voice Studio, professional development workshops for teachers, opera camps, and residency programs.
The Houston Grand Opera Studio is one of the most respected young artist programs in the country. For more than thirty years it has served young singers and pianist/coaches, providing a bridge between full-time training and full-fledged operatic careers. Each year after an exhaustive nationwide search, a hand-selected group of talented individuals is brought here to Houston to work alongside the best in the business at Houston Grand Opera. In main-stage productions and at other less traditional venues, these artists hone their craft as singing actors. During a residency of up to three years, each performer receives customized training from an expert team while gaining invaluable performance experience at the highest level.

Who funds Houston Grand Opera Association

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Houston Grand Opera EndowmentGeneral Support$2,524,625
Greater Houston Community FoundationOpera$659,299
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$495,155
...and 24 more grants received totalling $4,900,801

Personnel at Houston Grand Opera Association

Lise SuinoChief Financial Officer$186,042
Greg RobertsonChief Administrative Officer$382,264
Gregory S. RobertsonChief Advancement Officer
Catherine MatusowEditor - In - Chief
Alison Chang* , Principal
...and 20 more key personnel

Financials for Houston Grand Opera Association

RevenuesFYE 07/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$19,305,356
Program services$4,757,832
Investment income and dividends$14,391
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-25,858
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$407,394
Total revenues$24,459,115

Form 990s for Houston Grand Opera Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-072021-05-18990View PDF
2019-072020-12-10990View PDF
2018-072019-09-14990View PDF
2017-072018-10-16990View PDF
2016-072017-04-19990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 5 new grant, including a grant for $250,000 from Hearst Foundations
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 15 new grant, including a grant for $2,524,625 from Houston Grand Opera Endowment
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 4, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 27, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
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General information
510 Preston
Houston, TX 77002
Metro area
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Harris County, TX
Website URL
(713) 546-0200
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S41: Promotion of Business
NAICS code, primary
711110: Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
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