EIN 74-6016764

Houston Grand Opera Association

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The Houston Grand Opera Association creates operatic art that accesses the power and beauty of music. Its vision is to inspire opera's future by advancing the operatic art to serve an evolving audience. It produces great operatic works that sustain a new American art form fused with historical rep. Additionally, Houston Grand Opera Studio serves young singers and pianist/coaches as a bridge between full-time training and full-fledged operatic careers. Houston, TX is its location.
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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. In fulfilling its mission to enrich our diverse community through the art of operas by creating, curating, exploring, and producing outstanding experiences centered around the human voice, HGO has led the field in commissioning new works (74 world premieres to date) and in training and nurturing promising young artists and administrators. The company builds its repertoire with the community in mind, striving to create profoundly enriching experiences for our diverse audiences, both in the Wortham Theater and in community venues.
See Schedule OThe Community & Learning program connects creative resources with our diverse and vibrant community through collaborative programming in the Houston area - in schools, parks, community landmarks, alternative performance spaces, as well as at the Wortham Theater Center, providing the opportunity to seek, engage, and learn through 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 EndowmentOperational Support$3,083,084
Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding TrustUnrestricted General Support$1,527,500
Houston Arts AllianceGeneral Support$1,033,343
...and 39 more grants received totalling $9,427,108

Personnel at Houston Grand Opera Association

Elizabeth GreerChief Financial Officer
Greg RobertsonChief Administrative Officer$382,264
Gregory RobertsonChief Advancement Officer$384,574
Perryn LeechManaging Director$558,751
Dale EdwardsDirector of Marketing and Comm$167,058
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for Houston Grand Opera Association

RevenuesFYE 07/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$22,193,074
Program services$5,334,603
Investment income and dividends$82,858
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-56,170
Net income from fundraising events$-200,424
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$139,980
Total revenues$27,493,921

Form 990s for Houston Grand Opera Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-072022-06-15990View PDF
2020-072021-05-18990View PDF
2019-072020-12-10990View PDF
2018-072019-09-14990View PDF
2017-072018-10-16990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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The Dallas OperaDallas, TX$21,858,858
Arizona Opera CompanyPhoenix, AZ$12,029,280
Civic Light Opera (CLO)Pittsburgh, PA$7,903,885
Los Angeles Opera CompanyLos Angeles, CA$46,172,417
Cincinnati Opera AssociationCincinnati, OH$9,059,915
The Santa Fe Opera (SFO)Santa Fe, NM$58,576,774
Data update history
July 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 5, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 7 new vendors, including , , , , , , and
May 8, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
May 7, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $35,000 from The Eleanor Searle Whitney Mccollum Foundation
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Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsOperas and symphoniesTheatersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
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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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NTEE code, primary
A6A: Opera
NAICS code, primary
711110: Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
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