You would give up your career if you lost your voice for good, or if the impresarios stopped calling, or the audiences stopped coming. But as long as those things are there, I don't plan to stop. There is nothing that makes me feel better than to be with my public.— Celia Cruz
Fulfilling Impresario quotations
I have always made impresarios a lot of money across my career and have never, so far as I am aware, given any of them heart attacks.
The facile delusions which conceal from us our true situation all amount to this: that we are, or can be, wiser than the wisest men of the past. We are thus induced to play the part, not of attentive and docile listeners, but of impresarios and lion-tamers.
I'm talking as a professional impresario. I'm not judging anybody at all.
I was born in the theatre. My father was a small time impresario on the West Coast and I was acting from the age of 7, but I started to write when I was 12 and by the time I was 14 I was making more money than I was acting.
I am not a scientist. I am, rather, an impresario of scientists.
He's a TV producer, a theatrical impresario, and he wants to be treated as Mr.
Windsor but when the going gets rough he wants to be treated like a member of the Royal Family.
The manager's job - the impresario's job - is to preside over the company's efforts to jam so the business runs really well.
The impresario functions as a bridge and a translator.
He or she is a bridge between the creative point of view - which is often very focused on the creative task itself - and the resource-allocation process. The impresario has to make certain the funds and people required to get that task completed are available.
In the end it is the musician who actually plays the notes.
The impresario - or the project leader - is only there to make sure that happens. That is a very different type of management mind-set.
Ultimately, the impresario must know when to simply get out of the way.
A large part of the impresario's job has to do with maintaining and communicating standards of performance. Knowing how to set those standards - which are often more subjective than analytical - means knowing how to communicate the difference between something that is great and something that is just O.K.
The impresario's job is to pick the right people who can pick the right people.
He picks the people who can pick artists and relate to them. People who know what the market craves.
The C.E.O.'s job in a creativity-driven company is to be an impresario, not a manager.
It is Hillary's [Clinton] star power that radiates to every corner of the ballroom. New York bigwigs, such as financial-media impresario Michael Bloomberg, attorney and labor mediator Theodore Kheel, and District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, crane to see her.
I confess I prefer to engage with pictures which I've chosen myself out of the welter of unidentified pictures, without the intrusion of too much personal context - Ilike to be a detective, and dislike being an impresario.
What constitutes a good manager in this field? He must be knowledgeable in the art with which he is concerned, an impresario, labor negotiator, diplomat, educator, publicity and public relations expert, politician, skilled businessman, a social sophisticate, a servant of the community, a tireless leader - becomingly humble before authority - a teacher, a tyrant, and a continuing student of the arts.
Nothing primes inspiration more than necessity, whether it be the presence of a copyist waiting for your work or the prodding of an impresario tearing his hair.
Having a Congress with a more diverse educational and professional background would serve the country well. And given the budget challenges facing America today, we might benefit from a few more cold, calculating problem solvers, and fewer courtroom impresarios.