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im·pre·sa·ri·o

 (ĭm′prĭ-sär′ē-ō′, -sâr′-)
n. pl. im·pre·sa·ri·os
1. One who sponsors or produces entertainment, especially the director of an opera company.
2. A manager; a producer.

[Italian, from impresa, undertaking, from feminine past participle of imprendere, to undertake, from Vulgar Latin *imprēndere; see emprise.]

impresario

(ˌɪmprəˈsɑːrɪˌəʊ)
n, pl -sarios or -sari
1. (Theatre) a producer or sponsor of public entertainments, esp musical or theatrical ones
2. (Theatre) the director or manager of an opera, ballet, or other performing company
[C18: from Italian, literally: one who undertakes; see impresa]

im•pre•sa•ri•o

(ˌɪm prəˈsɑr iˌoʊ, -ˈsɛər-)

n., pl. -ri•os.
1. a person who organizes or manages public entertainments, as operas or concerts.
2. a manager; director.
[1740–50; < Italian, =impres(a)]

impresario

An Italian word meaning someone who undertakes some action, used to mean a theatrical producer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impresario - a sponsor who books and stages public entertainmentsimpresario - a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
booker, booking agent - someone who engages a person or company for performances
exhibitioner, exhibitor, shower - someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
organ-grinder - a street musician who plays a hand organ or hurdy-gurdy
porn merchant, pornographer - someone who presents shows or sells writing or pictures that are sexually explicit in violation of the community mores

impresario

noun producer, director, manager, promoter, organizer, régisseur (French) He's the actor turned impresario behind the pantomime production.
Translations

impresario

[ˌɪmpreˈsɑːrɪəʊ] Nempresario/a m/f

impresario

[ˌɪmprɪˈsɑːriəʊ] nimpresario m

impresario

nImpresario m, → Theater-/Operndirektor(in) m(f)

impresario

[ˌɪmprɛˈsɑːrɪəʊ] nimpresario/a
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