The world premiere of a brand new Hypercar, the Pagani Utopia
The Teatro Lirico in Milan will host the world première of the new Pagani Utopia, the hypercar that is ready to write a new chapter in the history of the famous marque from San Cesario sul Panaro. The event was dedicated to Pagani clients and dealers from across the globe and a very special audience of more than 170 of the company’s employees whose expertise and passion have helped create this new model.
After the greeting from Horacio Pagani and his family, the Pagani Utopia is unveiled to a unique musical backdrop. It is the designer and founder of the company who sat at the piano and played the first few notes of a tune he composed as a young man before handing over to the Symphonic Orchestra of the Milan Conservatory. An original composition by Vincenzo Parisi, inspired by the work of the young Horacio Pagani.
“The composition is based on three themed motifs devised by Horacio Pagani in the early 1980s, originally for piano only” explained Parisi. “I expanded these motifs by following a narrative arc that celebrates the story of the designer, from the pampas of Argentina to the first cars he designed and the creation of the brand-new Pagani Utopia. The gripping sound of the orchestra mimics the sleek and compact design of the car, its engineering inspiration contrasting with the lyrical melodies that speak of distant dreams.
“It is very moving to appear on this stage and play the notes I wrote as a youngster and it is a privilege to do so alongside the Symphonic Orchestra of the Milan Conservatory” added Horacio Pagani. “I am immensely grateful to Vincenzo Parisi. He started with just a casseęe and a small tape recorder, but he was able to transcribe a score to be played by 48 musicians. I never studied music. I just sat at the piano until I was able to express what was in my mind, pieces that I would never have thought would be played in this seęing. But this music now has a name: Utopia”
The collaboration between the car manufacturer and Milan's Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory is one built on craftsmanship, as Cristina Frosini, director of the institute, explains: “Music and cuęing-edge car design come together in the new Pagani hypercar. A journey that involved the designer and his songs, which formed the basis for the composition students to create original works. This a testament to how the students at the Milan Conservatory have, throughout their studies, been involved in artistic projects which prepare them for the profession in the broadest sense of the term.
Today, music is part of the world of industry, design, fashion, gastronomy, and technology, offering students professional opportunities which are often innovative and surprising”.
In the new hypercar, music also has a functional purpose. The symphony composed has been used to create some specific melodies which will characterize the goodbye sound of Utopia.