Giving Tuesday

Thank you to all who contributed to the Mario Lanza Institute on Giving Tuesday. If you have Facebook, you can view THIS:

Due to the new covid-19 restrictions set to go into place in Philadelphia starting Friday November 20th, the December 5th scheduled opening has been canceled. In addition as the museum is considered non essential, it will be closed from November 20, 2020 through January 1, 2021. Please follow all social distancing guidelines and stay safe everyone. We hope to welcome you in the New Year.

New Date for Mario Lanza Ball!

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place and our concern for the well-being and safety of those planning on attending our annual event, we have moved the Mario Lanza Ball to April 18, 2021 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. More information will be posted as we get closer.

In addition, the Mario Lanza Scholarship auditions will now take place in March of 2021 date and place to be announced. Please check the scholarship page for an announcement in the next few months.

In these trying times, all arts organizations are really feeling the financial pinch. The Mario Lanza Institute is among them and needs your help. Please consider making a donation by clicking on the donate button. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.

If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to Mario Lanza Institute and mail it to:
Mario Lanza Institute
PO Box 54624
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Thank you for your support. We look forward to welcoming everyone with a grand reopening once the restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to do so.


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An interview with MLI President Bill Ronayne about the Capital Campaign Fund.

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Note: It takes about a minute before the interview starts. Listen all the way to the end to hear Mario Lanza sing two songs.

Another Interview with Bill Ronayne, on Radio Voice Italia

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30 minutes with Bill Ronayne of the Mario Lanza Institute

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This program features the Mario Lanza Institute and Museum.

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Radio Interview about Mario Lanza Institute

by | February 19, 2020


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


Please note that all correspondence including inquiries, mail orders, donations and Associate Member renewals etc. should be sent to the following address only:

Mario Lanza Institute
PO Box 54624
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Scholarship Winners: L-R: Daniel Rich (First Place), Mackenzie Gotcher (Second Place), Claire De Monteil (Third Place) and accompanist Luke Housner.
The Mummer’s Strut at the Ball
The Mummer’s Strut at the Ball
Elaine Malbin and Joanne Palladino at the Cocktail Hour.