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The Minnesota Opera

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The Minnesota Opera is a theater based in Minneapolis, MN that was founded in 1963. As of 2018 they had $11 million in revenue and $25 million in assets.

The Minnesota opera combines a culture of creativity and fiscal responsibility to produce opera and opera education programs that expand the art form, nurture artists, enrich audiences and contribute to the vitality of the community. To produce opera ...

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Program areas at The Minnesota Opera

Minnesota Opera, having completed its 55th anniversary season, is regarded by the opera field in the United States as one of the industry's most ambitious companies, producing standard repertoire, world premieres, and less well-known works. Minnesota Opera has been a resident company of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in downtown St. Paul since 1985. Minnesota Opera regularly receives national and international acclaim as a producer and creator of opera.Minnesota Opera's 2017-2018 mainstage season included Don Pasquale, The Marriage of Figaro, Dead Man Walking, Rigoletto, and Thais. This special anniversary season also featured a free season preview concert at the Ordway, a 20th anniversary celebration concert for its resident artist program, and six performances of Fellow Travelers at The Cowles Center in Minneapolis in June in tandem with the city's pride festivities. Minnesota Opera productions featured world-renowned artists showcased in productions which were conducted, directed, and designed by acclaimed ...

Celebrating 20 years, Minnesota Opera's nationally acclaimed Resident Artist Program nurtures the next generation of opera artists, providing them a critical bridge between conservatory training and a professional career. During the 2017-2018 season, eight young professionals in voice, stage direction, and arts administration received nine months of intensive professional development, including master classes, audition training, and the chance to network with agents and other companies. In addition to appearing in Minnesota Opera's productions, these artists were an integral part of the company's outreach and education efforts, serving as operatic ambassadors throughout the community both in schools and at special events.

Minnesota Opera's education and outreach efforts reached over 20,000 persons through efforts including: coOPERAtion! is a residency program that places Teaching Artists into schools, libraries, and community centers; Music Out Loud is a high frequency after-school program for underserved youth; Stories Sing is a library-based story time program for young children; Day at the Opera is an audition master class which provides opportunities for high school students to work with members of the Opera staff and guest artists; Project Opera, which consists of three groups; Ragazzi (grades 4 to 8), Giovani (grades 9 to 12) and the Apprentice program (grade 12); Technical Theater Laboratory provides introductory workshops that examine the principles of set, costume, and lighting design (grades 5-12); Summer Opera Camp is a week-long vocal training program for teens; Children's Chorus Summer Opera Camp is a four-day long day camp for children ages 7 to 12; Opera Artist+ is ...

Form 990s for The Minnesota Opera

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Sep 12, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Aug 1, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 3, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Aug 3, 2016990View PDF
...and seven more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Minnesota Opera

Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,663,748
Program services$3,737,415
Investment income and dividends$478,541
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$24,666
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$246,305
Net income from fundraising events$-65,084
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$11,085,591

Vendors for The Minnesota Opera

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-03-01
████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2019-05-03
█████████ ██████ ███Financial Consulting$115,6592018-06-01
███████ ████████Conducting$159,0002018-06-01
█████████ ████████Software2018-04-30
█████ ████Solicitations and Relationship Building$40,4172015-06-01

Personnel at The Minnesota Opera

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Gena HollandChief Financial Officer-May 21, 2020
Darby LuncefordChief Marketing Officer-May 21, 2020
█████████ ████████Chief Marketing Officer / Marketing Director-May 21, 2020
██████ ██ ██████Chief Development Officer$142,200May 21, 2020
████ ██████Chief Development Officer / Senior Major Gifts and Campaign Director-May 21, 2020
███ █████Chief of Human Resources / Human Resources and Accounting Manager-May 21, 2020
█████ ███████████Chief of Human Resources / Facility Manager / Operations and Systems Manager-May 21, 2020
█████ █████████Chief Production Officer / Assistant Production Director-May 21, 2020
█████ ███████████Chief Production Officer / Production Director-May 21, 2020
█████ ███████Chief Learning Officer / Education Director-May 21, 2020
...and 38 more key personnel

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7Hartford Stage Company501(c)(3)$11 millionHartford, CT
8Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT)501(c)(3)$5.0 millionBrunswick, ME
9Music Theatre Wichita501(c)(3)$4.2 millionWichita, KS
10Purple Rose Theatre Company (PRTC)501(c)(3)$3.2 millionChelsea, MI
11Children's Theatre Company and School (CTC)501(c)(3)$16 millionMinneapolis, MN
12Northern Stage Company501(c)(3)$4.3 millionWhite River Junction, VT
13Pittsburgh CLO501(c)(3)$13 millionPittsburgh, PA
14Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT)501(c)(3)$3.1 millionHonolulu, HI
15Shadowbox Live501(c)(3)$9.8 millionColumbus, OH
16Florentine Opera Company501(c)(3)$3.0 millionMilwaukee, WI
17The College Light Opera Company501(c)(3)$3.9 millionFalmouth, MA
18Broadway Sacramento501(c)(3)$17 millionSacramento, CA
19Guthrie Theater Foundation501(c)(3)$38 millionMinneapolis, MN
20Cincinnati Opera Association501(c)(3)$8.6 millionCincinnati, OH
21The Santa Fe Opera (SFO)501(c)(3)$28 millionSanta Fe, NM
22Park Square Theatre501(c)(3)$3.1 millionSt Paul, MN
23Dallas Opera (TDO)501(c)(3)$18 millionDallas, TX
24Virginia Stage Company (VSC)501(c)(3)$3.3 millionNorfolk, VA
25Omaha Theater Company for Young People501(c)(3)$5.1 millionOmaha, NE