Rolls-Royce Hosts Symphony Orchestra to Announce ‘The Opus Collection’
A collection of ten Bespoke Rolls-Royce Motor Cars commissioned by Abu Dhabi Motors in tribute to some of the world’s greatest ever music composers
Abu Dhabi, November 2016 – Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled ‘The Opus Collection’ a one-off series of Bespoke motor cars inspired by history’s most iconic composers and created exclusively for the customers of Abu Dhabi Motors, the brand’s official dealer in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The collection was launched in a fashion befitting the theme on the grand stage at the Du Forum on Yas Island with a symphony of classical and contemporary pieces played by the NSO Symphony Orchestra. A gathering of over 300 of the brand’s patrons enjoyed the performance before viewing these hand-crafted masterpieces make their bow in the nation’s Capital.
Opus, referring to a “set of musical compositions,” is a Bespoke series conceptualized by Abu Dhabi Motors in coordination with the Bespoke craftsmen at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, UK, which blends automotive and musical compositions beautifully through an intricate display of craftsmanship. Like a musical score, each detail in these Rolls-Royce motor cars has been expertly crafted to create the final masterpiece. The Collection includes three Phantom, four Ghost and three Wraith models, each of which is inspired by legendary classical music composers.
The completion of “The Opus Collection” took over two years from conceptualization to creation. The musical notes from the actual compositions were meticulously included in the veneer marquetry and inlays of these incredible motor cars. The notes have also been embroidered into the headrests, the rear centre armrest and across the headliner, while Bespoke illuminated tread plates show the composer’s name upon entry.
All scores and design details were carefully created in collaboration with an on-site musical expert to ensure accuracy. Several unique features reinforce the attention to detail that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars customers expect and rely upon, from the Bespoke exterior finish featuring newly developed glass paints to a debossed quote in the glovebox,.
Arno Husselmann, General Manager of Abu Dhabi Motors said, “The Opus collection is a tribute by Abu Dhabi Motors to a selection of legendary composers whose work helped define the world’s musical heritage. We have leveraged the best of the incredible Bespoke capabilities at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to draw inspiration from the work of those legendary music composers, resulting in some of the most beautiful and prestigious automobiles ever seen.”
Opus brings yet another exclusive offering to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' discerning patrons in Abu Dhabi. A number of exceptional Bespoke models have been conceptualised by the dealership oer the years, resulting in several renowned one-off concepts such as the Suhail, Nautical and Ghawwas Bespoke collections.
Abu Dhabi Motors has consistently been recognised as one of the world’s best performing dealerships for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, receiving the ‘Global Dealer of the Year’ accolade in three of the last four years, as well as being the top-selling Bespoke dealer in the world in the last seven years. The exclusive launch of the Rolls-Royce Opus Collection was presented by Abu Dhabi Motors in affinity with its partners ADS Securities, ADCB Private, Mangusta and Chopard.