2016 Mario Lanza Ball Weekend


November 5- November 6, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Mario Lanza Dinner

Estia Restaurant 7:30 pm

1405 Locust Street

Special Entertainment includes audio
and video clips of Lanza.

50/50 raffle.

Four course dinner

$75 per person.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mario Lanza Museum Open House

712 Montrose Street 11:00 am

Coffee and cake reception

Tour of Lanza Museum


Mario Lanza Ball

Sunday, November 6, 2016

DoubleTree Hotel 5:00 pm

Cocktail hour, scholarship winner’s concert, video presentations,
50/50 raffle and dinner and dancing to the Tony Dee Orchestra.

$160 per person.

South Philadelphia High School Inducted Mario Lanza into SPHS Alumni Cultural Hall of Fame

Plaque Holders

L-R: Gene Allesandrini (Presenter), Moe Brooker, Bill Ronayne (Accepting for Mario Lanza), Richard Di Adamo. Ben Bova and Dr. Michael Mellon (Accepting for Dr. Henry Miller). [Group Photo by Mike Moffa] plaque

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1-5 PM

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





Elizabeth Knecht and Pasquale DiIorio

30 minutes with Bill Ronayne of the Mario Lanza Institute