Situated in New Delhi, The Neemrana Music Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting Western Classical Music in India.The mission of the foundation is to disseminate lyrical and symphonic repertoires in India and to mould young singers and
musicians into professional artists.
Each season, The Neemrana Music Foundation produces or co-produces a staged version of an opera as well as a series of concerts that are presented in major cities of India: New Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.
In light of its mission to teach Western classical music, the Foundation has created several vocal groups and choirs including among under-privileged children. Every year it offers scholarships to young Indian talents to enable them to study abroad.
All professional artistes invited for operas and concerts are also involved in conducting educational sessions. Young students of the Foundation thus have the opportunity to benefit from their teachings and some are then selected to participate in professional productions as soloists or choir singers. These performances are received by packed audience indicating the great interest in Western classical music and opera in India.
In 2014, Priya Wacziarg organized a tribute to her father’s achievement -the Opera Gala, which staged excerpts of the nine operas produced by Francis Wacziarg in his life time. The gala showcased over 400 costumes by Indian designers, three ballet troops and 150 artists of which all the soloists were Indians, trained over the years by The Neemrana Music Foundation.