Edis De Philippe, 1912-1979

A New York-born opera singer, De Philippe founded the Israel National Opera Company in 1947. She settled in Palestine after World War II and performed with the Palestine Folk Opera in 1945 and for the Zionist Congress in 1946. She financed, managed and starred for the national opera company, which performed around Israel and drew international performers.

Photo: Moshe Pridan, Israeli Government Press Office