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Definitions for impresario
ˌɪm prəˈsɑr iˌoʊ, -ˈsɛər-im·pre·sario

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. showman, promoter, impresario(noun)

    a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments


  1. Impresario(n.)

    Hence, broadly: Any manager who organizes performances of a group.

    Etymology: [It., from impresa enterprise.]


  1. impresario(Noun)

    A manager or producer in the entertainment industry, especially music or theatre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impresario(noun)

    the projector, manager, or conductor, of an opera or concert company

    Etymology: [It., from impresa enterprise.]


  1. Impresario

    An impresario is a person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays or operas; analogous to a film producer or television producer. The origin of the term is to be found in the social and economic world of Italian opera, where from the mid-18th century to the 1830s, the impresario was the key figure in the organization of a lyric season. The owners of the theatre, usually noble amateurs, charged the impresario with hiring a composer, for until the 1850s operas on stage were expected to be new, as well as gathering the necessary costumes, sets, orchestra, and singers, all while assuming considerable financial risks. In 1786 Mozart satirized the stress and emotional mayhem in a single-act farce Der Schauspieldirektor. Antonio Vivaldi was unusual in acting as impresario as well as composer: in 1714 he managed seasons at Teatro Sant'Angelo in Venice, where his opera Orlando finto pazzo was followed by numerous others. Alessandro Lanari began as the owner of a shop that produced costumes, eliminating the middleman in a series of successful seasons he produced for the Teatro La Pergola, Florence, which saw premieres of the first version of Verdi's Macbeth, two of Bellini's operas and five of Donizetti's, including Lucia di Lammermoor. Domenico Barbaia began as a café waiter and made a fortune at La Scala in Milan, where he was also in charge of the gambling operation and introduced roulette.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impresario

    im-pre-sä′ri-ō, n. a manager or conductor of a troupe of concert or operatic singers. [It.,—impresa, enterprise.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impresario in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impresario in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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