impresario

   (ihm-preh-SAHR-yoh) [Italian, from empresa: enterprise] A person who manages, organizes, or sponsors public performances in the form of concerts, operas, ballets, etc.
   Sol Hurok rose from modest beginnings to become the most famous impresario of his time.

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  • imprésario — ou impresario [ ɛ̃presarjo; ɛ̃prezarjo ] n. m. • 1949, 1753; it. impresario « entrepreneur », de impresa « entreprise » 1 ♦ Anciennt Directeur d une entreprise théâtrale. « L Impresario de Smyrne », de Goldoni. 2 ♦ Mod. Personne qui s occupe de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • impresario — imprésario ou impresario [ ɛ̃presarjo; ɛ̃prezarjo ] n. m. • 1949, 1753; it. impresario « entrepreneur », de impresa « entreprise » 1 ♦ Anciennt Directeur d une entreprise théâtrale. « L Impresario de Smyrne », de Goldoni. 2 ♦ Mod. Personne qui s… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Impresario — Sm Künstleragent per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. impresario, zu it. impresa f. Unternehmen , zu l. prehendere, (prehēnsum) fassen, ergreifen, nehmen und l. in . Die Schreibung zunächst mit ss (durch falschen Anschluß… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Impresario — Impresario, from the Italian impresa, an enterprise or undertaking,Impresario: A person who organises and often finances concerts, plays or operas. Origin: mid 18th century, from Italian impresa, ‘undertaking.’ New Oxford American Dictionary.… …   Wikipedia

  • impresario — im‧pre‧sa‧ri‧o [ˌɪmprˈsɑːriəʊ ǁ rioʊ] noun [countable] someone who owns a business that organizes performances in theatres, concert halls etc: • a rock impresario * * * impresario UK US /ˌɪmprəˈsɑːriəʊ/ noun [C] (plural impresarios) ► a person… …   Financial and business terms

  • impresario — impresário (impresȃrio) m <G ija> DEFINICIJA 1. pov. voditelj operne družine u 18. i 19. st. 2. onaj koji se brine o angažmanu glumaca i drugih umjetnika; agent, menadžer, producent ETIMOLOGIJA tal. impresario …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • impresario — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos V, lm M. impresarioriowie, D. impresarioriów {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} osoba organizująca koncerty, widowiska, przedstawienia itp., zajmująca się organizowaniem wystąpień, spotkań, konferencji danego artysty, sportowca,… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • impresário — (impresȃrio) m 〈G ija〉 1. {{001f}}pov. voditelj operne družine u 18. i 19. st. 2. {{001f}}onaj koji se brine o angažmanu glumaca i drugih umjetnika; menadžer, agent, producent ✧ {{001f}}tal …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • impresario — (n.) 1746, from It. impresario operatic manager, lit. undertaker (of a business), from impresa undertaking, fem. of impreso, pp. of imprendere undertake, from V.L. imprendere, from assimilated form of in into, in, on, onto (see IN (Cf. in ) (2))… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Impresario — »Künstler , Konzertagent«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 18. Jh. aus it. impresario »Theaterunternehmer« entlehnt, einer Bildung zu it. impresa »Unternehmen« …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Impresario — Im pre*sa ri*o, n.; pl. {Impresarios}. [It., from impresa enterprise.] 1. The projector, manager, or conductor, of an opera or concert company. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, broadly: Any manager who organizes performances of a group. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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