impresario


im·pre·sa·rio

noun \ˌim-prə-ˈsär-ē-ˌō, -ˈser-, -ˈzär-\

: a person who manages a performance (such as a concert or play)

plural im·pre·sa·ri·os

Full Definition of IMPRESARIO

1
:  the promoter, manager, or conductor of an opera or concert company
2
:  a person who puts on or sponsors an entertainment (as a television show or sports event)

Origin of IMPRESARIO

Italian, from impresa undertaking, from imprendere to undertake, from Vulgar Latin *imprehendere — more at emprise
First Known Use: 1746

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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