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2014 Mario Lanza Ball Weekend

Save the date! November 8th and 9th 2014.
Details to follow in mid-July


The Mario Lanza Institute, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, honors the memory of the late, great singer by sponsoring scholarships to promising young singers to further their training and careers. More than 200 scholarships have been awarded and many of the recipients have gone on to perform at major opera houses.

The scholarships are awarded to winners of an annual competition. Vocal auditions are held in October. In November, a Mario Lanza Institute announces the winners at the annual Ball.

The Institute also houses a museum featuring photos and artifacts related to Mario Lanza. Holdings include clothing worn by Mario, original movie posters, boxing gloves he used in his youth, and some of his gold records

If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to Mario Lanza Institute and mail to the following address:

Mario Lanza Institute
PO Box 54624
Philadelphia, PA 19148


Mario Lanza Museum Benefit Luncheon

High Note Cafe April 6, 2014

  • Carl Lee performing
    Carl Lee performing
  • Joan Burns performing with Pasquale
    Joan Burns performing with Pasquale
  • Pasquale at the accordion
    Pasquale at the accordion
  • Pasquale, Joan Burns and Carl Lee
    Pasquale, Joan Burns and Carl Lee

Now on YouTube: 30 minutes with Bill Ronayne of the Mario Lanza Institute