Born in Israel to parents from the United States and France, Daniella’s musical education began at the age of 12.
After serving two years in the Israeli Defense Forces, Daniella entered The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music where she was a student of Prof. Tamar Rachum.
As a student at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music ,Daniella won the first prize in both the Vocal competition as well as the Chamber Music competition. In addition, she was awarded scholarships from The American-Israel Cultural Foundation and The Israeli Opera.
While still a student at the university, Daniella made her first appearence with The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, as the role of the "High Priestess" in the production of Aida , under internationally renowned Maestro Zubin Mehta.
Since then, Ms. Lugassy has performed roles which include the demanding part of Susanna in “La Nozze di Figaro,” Zerlina in “Don Giovanni” and Belinda in “Dido and Aeneas”. After her role as Pamina in “Die Zauberfloete,”one of Israel’s leading music critics called Daniella “The discovery of the year” in his column published at one of the top daily newspapers.
As an admirer of the art of song she performed a solo concert with world renowned pianist Charles Spencer in Jerusalem.
She also performed the role of the mother in "Flying Lessons", a new modern production of the Israeli Opera and the Cameri Theatre.
Recently, she appeared as Prilepa in a production of "Pique Dame" at the Israeli Opera, directed by renowned director Mariusz Trelinski.
Also, she sang the soprano role in Beethoven C major Mass with The Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok in Budapest, under maestro Gábor Hollerung.
Her upcoming engagements include: Papagena (Magic Flute) with the Israeli Opera and Berta (The Barber of Siville) with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra).
On March 2012, Daniella started presenting a music and culture segment on Israeli television.