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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.]
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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]
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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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impresario

An Italian word meaning someone who undertakes some action, used to mean a theatrical producer.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
pornographer - someone who presents shows or sells writing or pictures that are sexually explicit in violation of the community mores
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impresario

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

impresario

[ˌɪmpreˈsɑːrɪəʊ] Nempresario/a m/f
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impresario

[ˌɪmprɪˈsɑːriəʊ] nimpresario m
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impresario

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

[ˌɪmprɛˈsɑːrɪəʊ] nimpresario/a
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You may carry that song and dance to your impresario."
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MALCOLM McLAREN: ARTFUL DODGER BBC2,8.15pm Atribute to the former Sex Pistols manager and impresario who recently died aged just 64 after a long battle with cancer.
The second impresario is Ya'ish Ohana, who in 1979 announced to the world that Elijah the Prophet revealed to him in dreams that the Gate to Paradise lay in the backyard of his modest home in the town of Beit She'an.