- a person who organizes or manages public entertainments, especially operas, ballets, or concerts.
- any manager, director, or the like.
Origin of impresario
Examples from the Web for impresario
Leonard was now the impresario of Delta Blues, music sold to the poorest people in the city.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters
August 2, 2014
“Warning to politicians,” Internet impresario Matt Drudge recently tweeted.Why TV Anchor Jorge Ramos Swam Across The Rio Grande
July 22, 2014
That autumn she had been introduced to the British producer and impresario Charles Cochran.Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art
January 25, 2014
Critics derided him as a master of road shows and an impresario of spreadsheets.The Brutal Fall of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista
June 25, 2013
At 28, Schroeder is the same age as Internet impresario Mark Zuckerberg.Fashion of a Certain Age New Website Halsbrook.com Caters to Mature Shoppers
November 4, 2012
He had never allowed himself to regret his answer to the impresario.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
The impresario that provides the opera could not sing nor dance.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
Elsa also made her début in a few weeks; I was her impresario.
Tell me, how came you to know that Coralie loves her impresario?
Neither the maestro, nor the impresario, nor the waiting-woman had heard of her.Vittoria, Complete
- a producer or sponsor of public entertainments, esp musical or theatrical ones
- the director or manager of an opera, ballet, or other performing company
Word Origin and History for impresario
1746, from Italian impresario "operatic manager," literally "undertaker (of a business)," from impresa "undertaking," fem. of impreso, past participle of imprendere "undertake," from Vulgar Latin imprendere, from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, onto" (see in- (2)) + prehendere "to grasp" (see prehensile).