noun (plural impresarios)
1A person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays, or operas.
- 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.
1.1chiefly historical The manager of a musical, theatrical, or operatic company.
- 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 impresarioLothario, Polisario, Rosario, scenario
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