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impresario

[ im-pruh-sahr-ee-oh, -sair- ]

noun

, plural im·pre·sa·ri·os.
  1. a person who organizes or manages public entertainments, especially operas, ballets, or concerts.
  2. any manager, director, or the like.


impresario

/ ˌɪmprəˈsɑːrɪˌəʊ /

noun

  1. a producer or sponsor of public entertainments, esp musical or theatrical ones
  2. the director or manager of an opera, ballet, or other performing company


impresario

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of impresario1

1740–50; < Italian, equivalent to impres ( a ) impresa + -ario -ary

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Word History and Origins

Origin of impresario1

C18: from Italian, literally: one who undertakes; see impresa

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Example Sentences

They faced the indifference, puzzlement, nay-saying, and sometimes enmity of agents, managers, impresarios, audiences, critics, fellow performers, even their families.

From Time

Ravenell represented a marijuana boss and nightclub impresario named Richard Byrd, who trafficked marijuana across the country and was indicted in 2014.

There’s Citius Mag, the podcast-heavy online venture by noted impresario and aspiring sub-five-minute miler Chris Chavez.

The global capital of clubbing has a secret—there's an underground war being waged to be the top club impresario in town.

The smiling, white-haired impresario opened the Ibiza club in 1973, before turning it into a global franchise.

Leonard was now the impresario of Delta Blues, music sold to the poorest people in the city.

“Warning to politicians,” Internet impresario Matt Drudge recently tweeted.

Even movie mega-impresario Harvey Weinstein is turning one of his films, Finding Neverland, into a stage musical.

An impresario once told me that my destiny was to sing in public.

"That's right," said the impresario, and he stopped laughing suddenly, and looked at his watch.

After much reading and considering, Bemolle turned with his business frown to the impresario.

During the concerts the impresario was everywhere to be seen, with his hands in his pockets and his legs wide apart.

The impresario from Vienna replied, asking for two hundred kronen for travelling expenses.

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