Interview with Violette Verdy, 1976

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Interview with Violette Verdy, 1976
Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016 (Interviewer)
Terry, Walter (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-11-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-841
Verdy, Violette, 1933-
Opéra de Paris. Ballet
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1976 Paris (France)
Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Acquisition: Gift Walter Terry
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 45 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is very good.
Interview with Violette Verdy conducted by Walter Terry on November 17, 1976 in Paris, France. Streaming audio file (approximately 45 minutes). Violette Verdy speaks with Walter Terry about her position as artistic director of the Opéra de Paris ballet including the company's repertoire; planning the company's upcoming programs; problems with the company; the need for greater corporate support for the dancers; her goal of what she calls relative autonomy for the company; her relationship with [Rolf] LIebermann; the relationship of the ballet company with the opera company; the circumstances leading to her appointment as artistic director; her training including her brief period as a student at the Opéra de Paris ballet; Claude Bessy; the challenges Verdy faces; the relationship of the government with the opera company including Jacques Chirac's role in preventing its closure by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 957776955
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118666
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 43370ca0-7956-0136-57e0-514d14c37991
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  • 1933: Creator Born
  • 1976: Created
  • 2016: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Violette Verdy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Violette Verdy" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 9, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interview with Violette Verdy Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Interview with Violette Verdy