Impresario definition

ĭmprĭ-särē-ō, -sâr-
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One who sponsors or produces entertainment, especially the director of an opera company.
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A manager; a producer.
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A manager or producer in the entertainment industry, especially music or theatre.
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The organizer, manager, or director of an opera or ballet company, concert series, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
impresario
Plural:
impresarios

Origin of impresario

  • Italian from impresa undertaking from feminine past participle of imprendere to undertake from Vulgar Latin imprēndere emprise

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition