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impresario (im-pruh-SAR-ee-o) noun
1. An organizer, promoter, or manager of public entertainments, such as a ballet, opera, concert, or theater company.
2. Any manager or director.
[From Italian impresario (one who undertakes a business), from impresa (undertaking), from Vulgar Latin imprendere (to undertake).]
"Shadowing him on the trip here - visible on the margins of events,
usually staying out of sight - was Mr. Bush's political impresario,
"Even on Broadway, few stars have crashed as spectacularly as Garth
Drabinsky, the impresario behind Ragtime, theatreland's highest-grossing
This week's theme: yours to discover.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld, writer (1613-1680)