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Tune in to 98.7 WFMT for the 34th annual broadcast of Operathon!

Tune in to 98.7 WFMT on Saturday, October 19 to hear fascinating interviews with major stars and Lyric staff, plus music from everyone's favorite operas on the 34th broadcast of Operathon. You'll have opportunities throughout the day and night to buy unique Lyric Opera merchandise.

Plus, you won't want to miss this year's trip auctions courtesy of American Airlines, the official airline of Lyric Opera of Chicago, to one or more of these exciting destinations for a winner and companion. Whether you are looking for a long-weekend break or something more ambitious, join the auction excitement. Tune in and place your bid during the Operathon "on-air auction" at the following times:

10:00 a.m.—New York
11:00 a.m.—Paris
5:00 p.m. —Los Angeles
6:00 p.m.—London

Make a pledge on-air on Operathon day by calling 1-888-726-5700, or click here to support Lyric anytime!

Visit OperaShop online to order merchandise, and for a catalog, call 312-827-5658.

And stream Operathon online at

Aria Society Challenge Grant
Lyric Opera of Chicago Overture Society

Golden Grand Benefactor Challenge Grants
Ardmore Associates
Richard P. and Susan Kiphart
Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation

Silver Grand Benefactor Challenge Grants
Julie and Roger Baskes
Dr. and Mrs. Tapas K. Das Gupta
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marjan
Allan and Elaine Muchin

Premier Benefactor Challenge Grants
Amsted Industries Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross
Mr. and Mrs. James McClung
Egon and Dorothy Menker
Near North Chapter
Joan and Marco Weiss and Bill Melamed

Benefactor Challenge Grants
Sir Andrew Davis and Lady Gianna Rolandi Davis
Susan M. Miller
Claudia Winkler

Bravo Circle Challenge Grants
Chapters’ Executive Board
Mr. and Mrs. William Shropshire, Jr.
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Impresario Challenge Grants
Barrington Chapter
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Beata
Hinsdale Chapter
KD Mailing
Dorothy E. Kuechl
Lake Geneva Chapter
Northfield Chapter
Northwest Chapter
Riverside Chapter

Friend Challenge Grants
Agnes B. Canning
Evanston Chapter
Flossmoor Area Chapter
Glencoe Chapter
Patricia Grogan
Hafner Printing
Highland Park/Deerfield Chapter
Hyde Park/Kenwood Chapter
Dr. and Mrs. Peter Letarte
Margo and Michael Oberman
Wilmette Chapter
Winnetka Chapter

Sustainer Challenge Grants
Far West Chapter
Virginia Jach
Mr. and Mrs. Merwyn Kind
Sherie C. Shapiro

Merchandise Sponsors
Classic Color
Fellowes, Inc.
Sidley Austin LLP

Barbara Dufford/Big Picture Design
Classic Color

Special Thanks
20 North Wacker Manager LLC
Bruce Packaging
Hall’s Rental Service, Inc.
Thomas Hampson
Kat V
Tandem Promotions