2017 Mario Lanza Ball Weekend

November 11, 8:30 pm
Mario Lanza Tribute Dinner
Victor Cafe
1303 Dickinson Street
Singing wait staff
50/50 raffle
3 course dinner
$80 per person

November 12, 11:00 am
Mario Lanza Museum Reception
712 Montrose Street
Lanza’s recordings will be played and a tour of
the museum will be available to all.
Coffee, cake & sandwiches

November 12, 5:00 pm
Mario Lanza Ball
DoubleTree Hotel
Broad & Locust Streets
Cocktail Hour, Scholarship Winner’s Concert, 50/50 raffle,
2 Video Presentations and Dinner & Dancing to the Tony Dee Orchestra.

For more information call 215-238-9691 or email mariolanzainstitute@verizon.net.
PDF’s of the invitation will be posted here in September. A block of rooms has been set aside at the DoubleTree Hotel and is now available for booking. Call 215-893-1600 to make your reservation and mention that you’re coming for the Mario Lanza Ball to get the special rate of $179 per night plus tax.

Used Record Sale

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

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Support the mission of the Mario Lanza Institute by placing an ad in the annual Ball program book. Click on the button below.


Museum Tours

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


Lanza Birthday Party 2017

Table with goodies!

Lanza Birthday Party 2017

Barbara DeLuca with the cake she baked.

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



Luncheon, April 2017

Luncheon, April 2017

Luncheon, April 2017

30 minutes with Bill Ronayne of the Mario Lanza Institute