EIN 59-1060864

Palm Beach Opera

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Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live Opera at an international standard of excellence and enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs, concerts and lectures.
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Program areas at Palm Beach Opera

Pbo's core programs are fully staged world-class Opera productions featuring a professional orchestra, internationally acclaimed soloists, conductors, directors, and scenic designers, as well as local chorus and stage crew. Pbo attracts a diverse audience of over 25,000 Opera lovers and makes a significant contribution to the economic health and social vitality of Palm Beach county. In the company's celebrated 60th anniversary season, while still recovering from the pandemic, the Opera produced three main stage operas: carmen, the elixir of love, and the merry widow, and one semi-staged Opera: dido and aeneas. The annual fundraising gala featured the internationally renowned soprano and Palm Beach Opera alumnus, nadine sierra. Past galas have showcased singers such as diana damrau, michael fabiano, matthew polenzani, and renee fleming.
Pbo's education and community engagement programs are delivered to a broad segment of the community through free or low-cost presentations and activities designed to broaden awareness and enthusiasm for the art to people of all ages. Programs like concerts in the classroom, pbo studio, storytime series, Opera rehearsal 101, Opera discovery series, anima, and lunch & learn, provide a deeper appreciation of the Opera art form to over 13,000 individuals annually. Pbo serves over 7,000 local young people through our education programs, providing supplementary educational materials for educators that fit state academic standards.
Pbo offers two artist training programs for emerging post-graduate singers selected from national auditions. The benenson young artists cover lead roles and sing smaller roles for the mainstage productions, sing lead roles in our Opera discovery series, and sing in orchestral concerts. The bailey apprentice artists perform in the company's education and community engagement programs (see below), and sing in the chorus throughout the season to gain stage experience. All receive vocal, musical and dramatic training in masterclasses and coaching. Pbo currently provides training for 18 singers during their 5 month residency.

Who funds Palm Beach Opera

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Cornelia T Bailey Charitable Trust75% Show Underwriting / 25% Apprentice Artist Program$1,000,000
V Atkins FoundationSupport of Their Young Artists and Children's Program; Sponsorship of 2020 Gala$347,000
Wilemal FundFor the General, Scientific Or Education Purpose$250,000
...and 40 more grants received totalling $2,650,617

Personnel at Palm Beach Opera

David WalkerGeneral Director$201,787
Nathan LeventhalPresident$0
Sanford FisherVice President$0
David GenserChairman$0
Jeffrey H. AldertonVice President$0
...and 4 more key personnel

Financials for Palm Beach Opera

RevenuesFYE 05/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,609,383
Program services$991,133
Investment income and dividends$-53,766
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$377,536
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,924,286

Form 990s for Palm Beach Opera

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-052021-10-11990View PDF
2020-052021-04-05990View PDF
2019-052020-07-13990View PDF
2018-052019-03-12990View PDF
2017-052018-01-30990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,000 from Garden Homes Management Corporation.
August 15, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 3, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $250,000 from Wilemal Fund
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $347,000 from V Atkins Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsOperas and symphoniesMusical groupsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
1800 South Australian Ave 301
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Metro area
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Palm Beach County, FL
Website URL
(561) 833-7888
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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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