EIN 95-6044429

San Diego Opera Association

IRS 501(c) type
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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.
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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.

Who funds San Diego Opera Association

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The San Diego FoundationFor General Support$292,064
Kathryn Hattox Charitable TrustGeneral Support$127,614
Alexander and Eva Nemeth FoundationEducation$95,000
...and 26 more grants received totalling $1,134,933

Personnel at San Diego Opera Association

Jeannie PosnerChief Operating and Financial Officer / Finance and Administrative Services$140,671
Matthew GraberChief Marketing Officer
Peter ShavitzInterim Chief Development Officer / Fund Development
James A. MerrittDirector / Vice President Finance$0
Stacy Kellner RosenbergVice President , Finance / Board Member$0
...and 23 more key personnel

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

Form 990s for San Diego Opera Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-06990View PDF
2019-062020-09-01990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
2017-062018-06-14990View PDF
2016-062017-08-30990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
October 14, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 23 new personnel
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from The Frank M and Lee Goldberg Foundation
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $292,064 from The San Diego Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
August 18, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
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General information
233 A St Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92101
Metro area
San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
San Diego County, CA
Website URL
(619) 232-7636
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
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
Parent/child status
Central organization
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