Impresario



[im-pruh-sahr-ee-oh, -sair-] /ˌɪm prəˈsɑr iˌoʊ, -ˈsɛər-/

noun, plural impresarios.
1.
a person who organizes or manages public entertainments, especially operas, ballets, or concerts.
2.
any manager, director, or the like.
/ˌɪmprəˈsɑːrɪˌəʊ/
noun (pl) -sarios
1.
a producer or sponsor of public entertainments, esp musical or theatrical ones
2.
the director or manager of an opera, ballet, or other performing company
n.

1746, from Italian impresario “operatic manager,” literally “undertaker (of a business),” from impresa “undertaking,” fem. of impreso, past participle of imprendere “undertake,” from Vulgar Latin imprendere, from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, onto” (see in- (2)) + prehendere “to grasp” (see prehensile).
impresario [(im-pruh-sahr-ee-oh, im-pruh-sair-ee-oh)]

A sponsor or producer of entertainment, especially someone who works with opera or ballet companies or performers of classical music.

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