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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
References in classic literature ?
On the strength of a batting average of thirty-three point nought seven for Middlesex, he had been engaged by the astute musical-comedy impresario to whom the idea first occurred that, if you have got to have young men to chant 'We are merry and gay, tra-la, for this is Bohemia,' in the Artists' Ball scene, you might just as well have young men whose names are known to the public.
You may carry that song and dance to your impresario.
All the impresarios had migrated to Israel in the 1950s and 1960s and were housed in outlying settlements, far from Israel's major cities.
Yet, he blames the impresarios even more for skimping on the $5,000 cost of ferocious, full-grown and well-bred bulls, "Without a good animal, it is very hard for even the best bullfighter to look good," explains Paez.
Three impresarios filed proposals by today's deadline to run the Madrid: Golden Performing Arts Center of West Hills, Valley Cultural Center of Woodland Hills and Valley Performing Arts Center of Van Nuys.
Film hotshots Jude Law and Ewan McGregor are becoming theatre impresarios and are considering appearing together on stage.
Overseas impresarios also order, first and foremost, traditional productions for tours.