Daniela Skorka, soprano, was born in Israel. She began her vocal studies at the Karmiel Music Conservatory. She has served in the IDF as an Outstanding Musician, and completed her studies at the Jerusalem Music Academy, where she has won the first place in the Lieder competition and the Mendelssohn competition. She is a recipient of the America-
Israel Cultural Foundation and the IVAI scholarships. She has performed with several orchestras in Israel, among them the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta and the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra. She has performed the solo parts in Psalms 42 (Mendelssohn), Magnificat (Rutter), Bachianas Brasileiras (Villa-Lobos) and other works. Her operatic repertoire includes Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberfl├Âte (Mozart) and Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss). She participated in the Jardin des Voix, the academy for young singers of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants. Daniela Skorka was a member of the Israeli Opera's Meitar Opera Studio where her repertoire includes Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflote, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Despina in Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Belinda in dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and other roles. At the Israeli Opera she performed the Paggio in Rigoletto (Verdi) and was a soloist in the Mozart requiem at the Israeli Opera Akko Festival as well as in Solomon (Handel) with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA.