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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.]
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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]
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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)]
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An Italian word meaning someone who undertakes some action, used to mean a theatrical producer.
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noun producer, director, manager, promoter, organizer, régisseur (French) He's the actor turned impresario behind the pantomime production.
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impresario[ˌɪmpreˈsɑːrɪəʊ] N → empresario/a m/f
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impresario[ˌɪmprɪˈsɑːriəʊ] n → impresario m
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n → Impresario m, → Theater-/Operndirektor(in) m(f)
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impresario[ˌɪmprɛˈsɑːrɪəʊ] n → impresario/a
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