the organizer, manager, or director of an opera or ballet company, concert series, etc.
Origin of impresarioItalian ; from impresa, enterprise ; from imprendere, to undertake ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form imprehendere: see emprise
- One who sponsors or produces entertainment, especially the director of an opera company.
- A manager; a producer.
Origin of impresarioItalian, from impresa, undertaking, from feminine past participle of imprendere, to undertake, from Vulgar Latin *impr&emacron;ndere; see emprise.