Shabtai Benaroyo, born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1934, is an artist and historian of opera. Since 1960 exhibitions of his works have been held in Mexico, Greece, Israel and a number of South American countries. In 1958 he was appointed director of public relations and spokesman for the Israel National Opera. From then until her death in 1978, he was the personal assistant of Edis De Philippe. He is a board member of the Edis De Philippe Foundation and since 1986 has also been a member of the public council of the revived Israel Opera. He provided a listing of opera in Palestine and Israel for The World of Opera by Milton Cross and for other similar publications.