Impresario


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." "Impresa:" enterprise; deed; company. "Mondadori's Pocket ItalianEnglish / English • Italian Dictionary."] is a traditional term still very much in use in the entertainment industry for a manager or producer of concerts, tours and other events in music, opera, theatrecite web |url= http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/magazine/nations/0,8782,166488,00.html |title= Private Triumph. |author= Craig Thomas |work= Asia Week |date= 13 July 2001 |quote= ] and even rodeo.cite web |url= http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,758293,00.html |title= Broadway Rodeo |work= TIME magazine |date= 18 October 1937 |quote= ] It is sometimes misspelled ‘impressario.’

The term is occasionally applied to others, such as art museum curatorscite web |url= http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,844168,00.html |title= New Impresario for the Showcase |work= TIME magazine |date= 24 November 1967 |quote= ] and conference organisers, [http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/medalist-richardsaulwurman Champion of explication through design and design conference impresario] Richard Saul Wurman, 2004 AIGA Medalist. ] who take a lead role in orchestrating events.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau said of himself that he was an impresario of scientists [ [http://www.bartleby.com/63/1/3101.html Jacques-Yves Cousteau] on "Bartleby.com"] as an explorer and filmmaker who worked with scientists in underwater exploration. Nicholas Wade described James D. Watson and E. O. Wilson in "The New York Times" as impresarios of Charles Darwin's works.cite web |url= http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/25/science/sciencespecial2/25darw.html |title= Long-Ago Rivals Are Dual Impresarios of Darwin's Oeuvre |author= Nicholas Wade |work= The New York Times |date= October 25 2005 |quote= ]

Notable impresarios

* Rudolf Bing
* Sergei Diaghilev
* Richard D'Oyly Carte
* David Ferguson
* Fortune Gallo
* Bill Gaither
* Bill Graham
* Ian Hunter
* Sol Hurok
* Quincy Jones
* Lincoln Kirstein
* Cameron Mackintosh
* Robert Newman
* Ernesto de Quesada
* Aaron Richmond
* Irvin Feld

References

ee also

* Entrepreneur
* Promoter (entertainment)
* Theatrical producer


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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

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  • 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

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