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#217338 - 06/27/14 04:52 AM impresario
Bazr Offline
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This is a word I have been hearing a lot lately.

I suppose this is what most people call an entrepreneur.


impresario (ˌɪmprəˈsɑːrɪˌəʊ)
n, pl -sarios
1. (Theatre) a producer or sponsor of public entertainments, esp musical or theatrical ones
2. (Theatre) the director or manager of an opera, ballet, or other performing company
[C18: from Italian, literally: one who undertakes; see impresa]
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#217340 - 06/27/14 06:08 AM Re: impresario [Re: Bazr]
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Not really. Entrepreneur is a more general business term meaning someone who starts businesses or makes business deals. Impresario is used pretty much exclusively in the entertainment field.

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#217341 - 06/27/14 06:19 AM Re: impresario [Re: Faldage]
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You are correct, but in the general scheme of things people would use the word entrepreneur, even when it comes to the entertainment industry. Not many would use impresario.
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#217363 - 06/27/14 07:36 PM Re: impresario [Re: Bazr]
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I dunno. Maybe things are different on West Island, but around here I don't think anybody would call an impresario an entrepreneur. But then it's not really my field so maybe they would.

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