EIN 56-6019660

Opera Carolina

IRS 501(c) type
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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.
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Program areas at Opera Carolina

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.
The educational activities include our Opera express touring arm which engages 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 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.

Who funds Opera Carolina

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Arts and Science Council (ASC)Operating Support Grant, At&t Education Endowment Grant$196,191
Opera Carolina EndowmentSupport Opera Program$66,703
EmcArtsPrototyping Regrant$40,000
...and 11 more grants received

Personnel at Opera Carolina

Vanessa ThorneChief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer , Arts and Science Council
Ashley Johnson LamDirector of Education
Emily Jarrell UrbanekHead of Music Preparation
James MeenaArtistic Director$165,916
Arlene FerebeeChair / Director$0
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for Opera Carolina

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,495,919
Program services$39,880
Investment income and dividends$9
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$37,844
Net income from fundraising events$111,600
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$42,340
Total revenues$1,727,592

Form 990s for Opera Carolina

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-14990View PDF
2019-062020-09-17990View PDF
2018-062019-07-23990View PDF
2017-062018-06-14990View PDF
2016-062017-08-03990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 12, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $196,191 from Arts and Science Council (ASC)
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $6,000 from American Endowment Foundation
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from The Lowrance Family Foundation
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $336,150 from Arts and Science Council (ASC)
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsPerforming arts centersOperas and symphoniesMusical groupsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
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General information
1600 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204
Metro area
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
Mecklenburg County, NC
Website URL
(704) 332-7177
Facebook page
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A6A: Opera
NAICS code, primary
711130: Musical Groups and Artists
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