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1. a producer or sponsor of public entertainments, esp musical or theatrical ones
2. the director or manager of an opera, ballet, or other performing company



in bourgeois countries, an owner or organizer of shows and concerts, or an agent concluding contracts and performing other services for a prominent artist on tour. In the 16th through 18th centuries in Italy, theater directors and also organizers and proprietors of private companies were called impresarios.

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A modest but surprisingly effective backdrop consisting of TLOC's own marketing posters from prior shows created an intriguing meta-context, as if the company were simultaneously poking fun at itself and its own real-life impresario, Artistic Director Spencer Duncanson.
All the impresarios had migrated to Israel in the 1950s and 1960s and were housed in outlying settlements, far from Israel's major cities.
It seems like only yesterday that right-wing impresario Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, raised eyebrows for his lobbying work on behalf of Abdurahman Alamoudi, an American Muslim leader and thus a target for Norquist's efforts to get Arab-Americans to vote Republican--who allegedly helped raise money for groups linked to al Qaeda and Hamas.
West End theatre impresario Bill Kenwright came to Birmingham to wish the cast, including Glen Carter who plays The Man and Rosie Jenkins (Swallow), of hit musical Whistle Down The Wind well in their new run at the Hippodrome.
Conceived by international nightlife impresario Michael Capponi--the property's club will likely prove popular with his celebrity following.
ACTRESS Jenny Seagrove reveals her partner, theatre impresario Bill Kenwright ,has no problem with her filming love scenes.
Benjamin Britten: A Celebration marks what would have been the composer's 90th birthday and several other anniversaries--the University of Western Ontario's 125th and the 95th birthday of the festival's distinguished Canadian impresario, Nicholas Goldschmidt.
We explained that Giulio Gatti-Casazza (the impresario, or general manager, of the New York Metropolitan Opera House from 1908 to 1935) had been mentioned when we were youths by relatives who were opera buffs.
Welsh impresario Sir Dai Llewellyn said he was astonished former Prime Minister John Major had enjoyed a four-year affair with her.
It is paired with The Impresario, a delightful one-act signspiel by Mozart, which is here presented for the first time on period instruments.
They were formed by pop impresario Lou Pearlman, who kickstarted the careers of the Backstreet Boys.
State and local issues continue to command attention, and in Philadelphia, TEI is planning not only a State update session by impresario Paul Frankel, but also programs on dealing with DOR discovery requests and synthetic leases and securitization.