Slovene soprano  Suzana Ograjenšek  is being praised for her  “SILVERY”  (BBC Music agazine) and  “VIBRANT” sound (San Francisco Mercury News), for the  “INTELLIGENCE“ (Gramophone) “FANTASY”  (Delo), and  “MANIFOLD FACETS” (Göttinger Tageblatt)  of her delivery, and for  her captivating stage presence (“LUCID, SUNNY, AND SLIGHTLY FEISTY” (San Francisco Classical Voice),“VERY PRESENT” (OÖ Nachrichten“, “ANGEL INCARNATE“  L'Alsace). Equally at home on  either the  concert  or the opera stage,  she  has worked extensively in Baroque repertoire and has collaborated with leading conductors, William Christie, Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas  McGegan, and Ivor Bolton.


 

In 2016 she made  her Carnegie Hall debut in Scarlatti's  La gloria di primavera  as part of a critically-acclaimed tour with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. The recording made Editor's Choice in the July edition of Gramophone magazine.


 

Notable operatic appearances include Purcell’s  The Fairy Queen  at the Aix-en-Provence Festival (Christie), Monteverdi’s  Poppea  at Teatro Real Madrid (Christie), Monteverdi’s  Orfeo  at Theater an der Wien (Bolton), and Handel's  Jephtha  at Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg (Bolton). Concert engagements have featured work with the Freiburger Barockorchester as well as appearances  with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra  in works of Handel and Mozart.  Chamber repertoire features collaboration with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, with whom she has performed both classical and contemporary repertoire, notably  a programme of Haydn’s English songs and Lieder.  She has  also toured with  ensemble  Odissea under direction of Benjamin Bayl with a programme of Handel’s Roman cantatas, including the London Handel Festival and the Händel-Festspiele in Göttingen.


 

Her discography also includes a DVD of the Madrid  Poppea  on Virgin Classics, J.K.Dolar’s  Miserere  with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, and Haydn’s songs with the Fitzwilliam String Quartet. She is a winner of the Williamson Prize for Musical Performance.  She is  also  the editor of  Il pastor fido  HWW 8a for the  Hallische Händel-Ausgabe, a contributor to the  Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia,  and has co-edited  Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage  for  Oxford University Press.