impresario

[ im-pruh-sahr-ee-oh, -sair- ]
/ ˌɪm prəˈsɑr iˌoʊ, -ˈsɛər- /

noun, plural im·pre·sa·ri·os.

a person who organizes or manages public entertainments, especially operas, ballets, or concerts.
any manager, director, or the like.

Origin of impresario

1740–50; < Italian, equivalent to impres(a) impresa + -ario -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for impresario

impresario
/ (ˌɪmprəˈsɑːrɪˌəʊ) /

noun plural -sarios

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 for impresario

C18: from Italian, literally: one who undertakes; see impresa
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Cultural definitions for impresario

impresario
[ (im-pruh-sahr-ee-oh, im-pruh-sair-ee-oh) ]

A sponsor or producer of entertainment, especially someone who works with opera or ballet companies or performers of classical music.

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