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Luz Casal (born November 11, 1958 at Boimorto, Galicia) is a Spanish pop singer. She grew up in Asturias, took singing, piano and ballet classes, and moved to Madrid to pursue a career as a musician.
She became famous in the early 1980s, and remained as an important figure in Spanish pop music all through said decade and beyond, with her sound gradually maturing towards soft adult pop. She recorded a cover version of Étienne Daho's French language song "Duel au Soleil" in Spanish called "Un nuevo día brillará", which became a hit song.
In 1992 she enjoyed a great success with her appearance in the soundtrack of Pedro Almodóvar's acclaimed film Tacones Lejanos singing Agustin Lara's theme "Piensa en mí".
In January of 2007, Luz Casals was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent an operation at the Ruber Clinic in Madrid.
Her first name, Luz, means “light” in Spanish.
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