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What I learned today

August 25th, 2007 August 26, 2007

Filed under: vocabulary — glaucusapfelstrudel @ 6:14 pm

What I learned today…

impresario (noun)

An Impresario, from the Italian impresa, an enterprise or undertaking,[1] 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, theatre[2] and even rodeo.[3] It is sometimes misspelled “impressario.”

The term may also be used to refer to anyone who takes a leading role in organizing or orchestrating events, such as curators of art museums,[4] web producers or the organisers of academic or business conferences.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau said of himself that he was “an impresario of scientists,”[5] in his role as an explorer and filmmaker working with scientists in underwater exploration.

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