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Utah Symphony Utah Opera (USUO)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

USUO is a opera based in Salt Lake City, UT that was founded in 1975. As of 2018 they had $22 million in revenue and $45 million in assets.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera connects Utah communities through great live music, serving as the premier local provider of orchestral and operatic art forms.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Utah Symphony And Opera.

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Program areas at USUO

Code 711130 SYMPHONIC CONCERTS - The Utah Symphony was founded during the Great Depression as a Works Progress Administration orchestra under Roosevelt's New Deal. Today, the Utah Symphony is the premier orchestra in the Intermountain West and one of only fifteen year-round orchestras (meaning full salary, benefits, and performing schedule) in the nation. This ranking compares favorably to Utah's rank of 31st among states in population size. The Utah Symphony presents over 200 concerts at Abravanel Hall and in communities throughout Utah, reaching approximately 135,619 during the season. A variety of programs are offered featuring some of the industry's most illustrious artists in performance with the Utah Symphony in programs ranging from Classical Symphonies, to Jazz, to Pops. Please see for more information. The Utah Symphony | Utah Opera's Education Program benefits Utah's children and is one of the largest in the country, reaching more than 157,561 students and ...

Code 711130 DEER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL - The Deer Valley Music Festival is the summer home of the Utah Symphony, reaching an audience of an estimated 46,866 during the summer season. The festival provides chamber music, classical, family, and pops offerings in many venues: the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary's Church, and salons in private Park City homes. Please see for more information.

Code 711110 OPERA PERFORMANCES - Utah Opera performs in Salt Lake City's Capitol Theatre, reaching an audience of an estimated 29,994 during the season. Utah Opera offers 20 performances of four mainstage productions each year, has a nationally-renowned set and costume shop, and features some of the top singers, directors, conductors, and designers from around the country. A Resident Artists program provides aspiring young singers an opportunity to refine their craft while performing secondary roles and singing in education and community outreach programs. Please see for more information. A prime example of the services we are able to render to the arts community is the value housed in the Utah Opera Production Studios. The Utah Opera Production Studios houses a team of artisans, designers, and skilled craftsmen who bring the art form of opera to life for Utah Opera and performing arts organizations around the world through its sets ...

Form 990s for USUO

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-08Aug 9, 2019990View PDF
2017-08Sep 12, 2018990View PDF
2016-08Sep 15, 2017990View PDF
2015-08Oct 18, 2016990View PDF
2014-08Jul 21, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for USUO

Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,880,867
Program services$7,424,721
Investment income and dividends$1,826,081
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$107,220
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-198,453
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$22,040,436

Vendors for USUO

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-04-23
██████████CRM software2020-04-10
███████ ███ ███████Insurance agent or broker$5,9012019-12-31
████ ████ █████████ ███████ ██ ███████Insurance2019-12-31
█████████ ██████ █████ █████ ████████ ███ ███████ ███Insurance2019-12-31
████ ██████████████Marketing and Advertising$616,6002018-08-01
███████ ███████Conductor$479,6552018-08-01
...and three more vendors

Personnel at USUO

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Patricia A. RichardsInterim President and Chief Executive Officer$0July 11, 2020
Paul MeechamPresident and Chief Executive Officer$304,771Aug. 3, 2019
█████ █████Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer$127,392July 11, 2020
█████ █████Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer / Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer$116,910July 11, 2020
████ ██████Vice President of Operations and General Manager-Nov. 9, 2017
████████ █████Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations-July 11, 2020
██████ ████████Vice President of Development$103,590July 11, 2020
███████ ███████Vice President of Symphony Artistic Planning-July 11, 2020
█████ ████████Principal Coach-July 11, 2020
█████ █████Director of Communications and Digital Media / Director of Public Relations-July 11, 2020
...and 39 more key personnel

Peer operas

1Opera Theatre of Saint Louis501(c)(3)$14 millionSt Louis, MO
2Cincinnati Opera Association501(c)(3)$8.6 millionCincinnati, OH
3Glimmerglass Festival501(c)(3)$8.8 millionCooperstown, NY
4Town Hall Association501(c)(3)$8.0 millionSeattle, WA
5Opera San Jose Incorporated501(c)(3)$6.2 millionSan Jose, CA
6San Francisco Opera Association501(c)(3)$85 millionSan Francisco, CA
7The Santa Fe Opera (SFO)501(c)(3)$28 millionSanta Fe, NM
8Dallas Opera (TDO)501(c)(3)$18 millionDallas, TX
9Tuacahn Center for the Arts501(c)(3)$17 millionIvins, UT
10Arizona Opera Company501(c)(3)$9.6 millionPhoenix, AZ
11Seattle Opera501(c)(3)$23 millionSeattle, WA
12Houston Grand Opera Association501(c)(3)$35 millionHouston, TX
13Boston Lyric Opera (BLO)501(c)(3)$8.7 millionBoston, MA
14Opera Philadelphia501(c)(3)$17 millionPhiladelphia, PA
15Pittsburgh Opera501(c)(3)$7.1 millionPittsburgh, PA
16Los Angeles Opera Company501(c)(3)$56 millionLos Angeles, CA
17San Diego Opera Association501(c)(3)$11 millionSan Diego, CA
18Lyric Opera of Kansas City501(c)(3)$14 millionKansas City, MO
19Lyric Opera of Chicago501(c)(3)$81 millionChicago, IL
20The Atlanta Opera501(c)(3)$14 millionAtlanta, GA
21Sarasota Opera Association501(c)(3)$7.4 millionSarasota, FL
22Sundance Institute501(c)(3)$51 millionPark City, UT
23Brevard Music Center Incorporated (BMC)501(c)(3)$11 millionBrevard, NC
24Brooklyn Academy of Music501(c)(3)$56 millionBrooklyn, NY
25Arena Stage501(c)(3)$26 millionWashington, DC