Mario Lanza 96th Birthday Remembrance Party

Saturday January 28, 2017 Noon-3pm. (weather permitting)

Mario Lanza Museum
712 Montrose Street
Philadelphia PA 19147

Come join fans and family of Mario Lanza for a celebration including coffee, cake, sandwiches and more as we remember his special day.  A tour of the museum will be available and Lanza’s recordings will be played.  Admission is free.  Call, 215-238-9691 or email mariolanzainstitute@verizon.net for more information and with any questions.

Museum Tours

Tours Groups: Arrange a visit to the Mario Lanza Museum. Only $5 per person.

 

Used Record Sale

$1 per LP plus shipping. Call 215-238-9691 for availability and shipping rates.

Tribute Dinner & Ball

Tribute Dinner 11-5-16 Estia Restaurant L-R: Annie Kleibrink (Germany) Al Gagliardi & Carole Shea (Mario Lanza’s cousins), Lyuba Eveleva (Russia), Priscilla Melkic (Canada) and Harry Edge (Canada)

Tribute Dinner & Ball

Mario Lanza Ball 11-6-16 DoubleTree Hotel L-R Music Director and accompanist Luke Housner, 3rd place tenor Roy Hage, 4th place soprano Rebecca Gulinello, 2nd place baritone Johnathan McCullough and 1st place tenor Matthew White.

Tribute Dinner & Ball

Mario Lanza Ball 11-6-16 DoubleTree Hotel Tony Dee Band.

Tribute Dinner & Ball

Mario Lanza Ball 11-6-16 DoubleTree Hotel 4th place scholarship sponsors Mary Matthews and Bill Frabotta.

Tribute Dinner & Ball

Mario Lanza Ball 11-6-16 DoubleTree Hotel L-R: Fr. John Large, and judges soprano Lisa Helmel Thomas and composer Peter Hilliard.

About Us

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

 

 

Benefit Luncheon at Estia 2016

Elizabeth Knecht and Pasquale DiIorio

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Elizabeth Knecht and Pasquale DiIorio

30 minutes with Bill Ronayne of the Mario Lanza Institute