EIN 95-6044429

San Diego Opera Association

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To deliver exceptional vocal performances and exciting, accessible programs to diverse audiences, focusing on community engagement and the transformative power of live performance.

Program areas at San Diego Opera Association

During the year ended June 30, 2020, San Diego Opera produced two main stage productions for a total of eight performances. The San Diego Opera normally produces three main stage productions each season but was unable to produce and perform the third main stage Opera due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. (See Note 15) San Diego Opera presented two recitals in their new series, detour for a total of two performances of works outside of traditional grand opera, performed at the Balboa Theatre and Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. The San Diego Opera had three detour productions planned for the season and then specifically added the Bel Canto Trio, as a single performance to showcase at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, two productions had to be cancelled. During the year ending June 30, 2019, San Diego Opera produced three main stage productions for a total of twelve performances throughout the eight-month season (October - May). San Diego Opera also presented two detour performances and a special concert event at the Balboa Theater. Operas are produced and staged completely by San Diego Opera and feature internationally renowned artists. The chorus and stage crew are drawn from the local community, and San Diego Symphony is contracted as the orchestra. San Diego Opera has a scenic studio that builds sets and costumes for many of its productions and for theatrical arts organizations and commercial purposes around the country.
As part of its mission to make opera accessible to all, San Diego Opera offers extensive opera education and outreach programs, which serve adults and school children in San Diego County and Northern Mexico, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged children.

Form 990s for San Diego Opera Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-062020-09-01990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-06-14990View PDF
2016-062017-08-30990View PDF
2015-062016-08-01990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds San Diego Opera Association

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The San Diego FoundationFor General Support$193,596
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...and 18 more grants received

Financials for San Diego Opera Association

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,318,453
Program services$1,603,940
Investment income and dividends$358,349
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-34,131
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-129,586
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$8,117,025

Personnel at San Diego Opera Association

Keith FisherFormer Chief Operating Officer$100,975
Jeannie PosnerChief Financial Officer$140,671
Rise WalterChief Marketing Officer$157,810
 Subscribe to viewChief Development Officer$129,857
 Subscribe to viewDirector / Vice President Finance$0
...and 15 more key personnel
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General information
233 A Street Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92101
Metro area
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
Website URL
(619) 232-7636
Facebook page
Twitter profile
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A6A: Opera
NAICS code, primary
711110: Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
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Central organization