Definition of impresario in English:
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
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.