Daniella Lugassy, one of Israel's leading opera singers, was born to a French father and an American mother. She grew up in a musical house, where the classical music was a big part of the family everyday life.
In the art school of Ashkelon, her home town, she was discovered as a big promise with a unique operatic voice and a wonderful stage presence.
After finishing her studies at the Buchman-Mehta school of music at Tel Aviv University, she started right away to get offers for roles with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Zubin Mehta.
Among her roles: the big priestess in "Aida" (Verdi) and Berta in "The Barber of Siville". In the Israeli Opera she performed the role of Prilepa in "Pique Dame" (Tchaikovsky) and Papagena in "The Magic Flute" (Mozart).
She sang the soprano solo in Beethoven's C major Mass in Budapest under the baton of maestro Gabor Hollerung.
Lately, Daniella has expanded her singing to croos-over music and is soon releasing her first album where she sings covers of famous and immortal songs such as Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen), Video Games (Lana del Rey), Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode) along classical songs.
In 2012 Daniella was invited to sing in the Israeli Presidential Conference and was honored by Israeli president Shimon Peres.
Daniella also presents a culture segment on channel 2, Israeli TV.
In December of 2014, Daniella won first prize at an important musical contest, playing the lead role of Greta in "Greta and the race to space", by Yonatan Cnaan and Valeria Zabilotsky. In April of 2015, Daniella will begin a tour of the concert " Seven grand pianos on one stage", in Culture Palace Tel Aviv and International Convention Center Jerusalem with renowned musicians Gil Shohat, Shlomo Gronich, Rami Kleinstein and more.
She is married and has a son.