MSSU is celebrating the "Italy Semester" and MSSU's long-running radio show "Southern Serenade" is featuring Italian–American tenor Mario Lanza from a new Sony 2-disc CD release on the evening of a Mario Lanza movie marathon on TV's Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel.   Born in Philadelphia in 1921, Alfredo Arnold Cocozza became Mario Lanza...

By Niccolò Graffio   My clearest memories growing up of my father was of him being a workaholic. He had spent the first 17 years of his life living in Italy helping his mother and older brothers try to eke out a living on the family farm. His father immigrated to America and found work with the railroads.   As happened to many of our...

Celebrate the great voice and career of Mario Lanza with good food, music, friends and anyone interested in this beloved tenor. Activities include updates on the Society's events by President, Bill Ronayne, a live performance by an upcoming young opera singer, highlights from the Mario Lanza Show, a guest appearance by celebrated soprano Elaine Mal...

June 6 (Saturday) 1:00 pmMario Lanza Society of New York Annual DinnerA gala afternoon with special invited guests, sopranos Elaine Malbin and Zhanna Alkhazova and accompanist David Maiullo. Recordings of Ms. Malbin and Mr. Lanza will also be played. Sponsored by Mario Lanza Society of New York. Patsy's Restaurant - 236 W 56th Street, Ma...

Join Us For "Mario Lanza: The Man & His Music" at Casa BelvedereTuesday, September 15th @ 7:00 PM. A one-hour audiovisual presentation and talk on the life and career of the legendary tenor from Philadelphia by noted Lanza authority Bill Ronayne. The presentation includes rare early private recordings and radio appearances,...

di Riccardo Chioni   "L'ho conosciuto proprio il giorno della sua morte, ero un ragazzino e da lì è cominciato questo interesse profondo per studiare non solo la voce, ma la persona, il carattere" ha spiegato Emilio Iodice, autore del libro "A Kid From Philadelphia: Mario Lanza, The Voice of the Poets", presentato alla Columbus Citizens Foun...

Sunday April 28, 2013 1:00pm-3:30pm   High Note Café1549 S. 13th St.Philadelphia, PA 19147   DOWNLOAD the flyer for this event.   Live performances featuring Pasquale on the accordion, video of Mario Lanza, and a 50/50 raffle.   3 course lunch with a cash bar, $50.00 per person   Seating is limited. Please RSVP by...

The new era of the Philly POPS begins this weekend under the baton of new maestro Michael Krajewski as Italian musical treasures will be saluted during the Columbus Day weekend.   The Philly POPS opens its 2013-14 season with the theme "Viva Philadelphia!" – a celebration of the City and of Philadelphia's Italian spirit as well as a demonstr...