Definition of impresario in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌimprəˈsärēˌō/
Pronunciation: /ˌimprəˈserəˌō/

noun (plural impresarios)

1A person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays, or operas.
Example sentences
  • Opera impresario Raymond Gubbay has proved to concert promoters that given the right marketing, concerts and operas can be made as popular as any other evening's entertainment.
  • Last year, the concert impresario allowed fans to access recordings of live performances from its Reading Festival.
  • As an impresario, Goh organized the Stars of North American Ballet tour to China in 2002.
organizer, (stage) manager, producer;
promoter, publicist, showman;
director, conductor, maestro
1.1chiefly historical The manager of a musical, theatrical, or operatic company.
Example sentences
  • Nonetheless, his great-grandfather was a clown at the Tivoli in Copenhagen, then a ringmaster, then an impresario.
  • By the 1710s impresario John Rich was once again presenting the semi operas The Island Princess and The Prophetess as well as a full opera, Bonocini's Camilla in English.
  • During its long existence Pantomime has witnessed other panto impresarios, such as Augustus Harris, ‘Father of modern Pantomime’ at the Drury Lane Theatre in the 1870's.


Mid 18th century: from Italian, from impresa 'undertaking'.

Words that rhyme with impresario

Lothario, Polisario, Rosario, scenario

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Syllabification: im·pre·sa·ri·o

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