THIS SATURDAY, January 31st.

Celebrate Mario Lanza’s Birthay with us.

12 noon until 3:00 pm
Admission free. 712 Montrose, Philadelphia, PA.

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

Celebrating Mario Lanza's birthday!

Celebrating Mario Lanza’s birthday!


Mario Lanza Birthday Remembrance

Saturday January 31, 2015 from Noon-3pm. Admission is free. Mario Lanza Museum 712 Montrose St in Philadelphia. Come join your fellow Mario Lanza fans as we commemorate what would have been his 94th birthday with a reception featuring sandwiches, birthday cake, coffee and more. Lanza’s recordings will be played and a tour of the museum will be available for all to enjoy. For more information call 215-238-9691 or email


Mario Lanza Ball Weekend 2014

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2014 scholarship winners: L-R: Accompanist Luke Housner, Ist Place baritone Michael Adams, 4th place mezzo soprano Lauren Eberwein, 3rd place soprano Anush Avetisyan and 2nd place bass baritone Daniel Noyola.

Mario Lanza Tribute dinner 11-8-14. L-R Tenor Ernest Revell, soprano Elaine Malbin and accompanist Gloria Collins.

Tenor Evan Johnson at Lanza Museum reception 11-9-14.

2014 Ball L-R: Lisa Thomas, Peter Hilliard and Elaine Malbin.

2014 Ball L-R: Sydney Mancasola, Tenor Diego Silva and Fr. John Large.

Mario Lanza Museum Benefit Luncheon

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

30 minutes with Bill Ronayne of the Mario Lanza Institute