Vlatka Oršanić, soprano,was born in Zabok, Croatia. She spent her childhood in Varaždin where she began her musical education. She graduated voice study at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia and later took her postgraduate studies in Vienna with Kms Olivera Miljaković.
Vlatka Oršanić made her debut at the age of 20 as Gilda at the National Opera in Ljubljana. Since then, she was invited as a guest singer to all opera theaters in Yugoslavia. In her long and rich career she sang in many projects in different European opera houses and concert halls (Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Romania) and in Japan, working with prominent directors (Joachim Herz, Harry Kupfer, Christine Mielitz, Pet Halmen, Andreas Homoki, John Cox, Liliana Cavani etc.) and conductors (Semyon Bychkov, Michael Gielen, Wladimir Jurowski, Kiril Petrenko, Daniel Harding, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Heinz Holliger, Stefan Soltesz etc.) Her repertoire includes more than 80 leading opera and concert roles of very different character and music style, from Purcell (Dido), Bach, Händel (Angelica), Mozart (Queen of the night, Susanna, Vittelia, Elettra, Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Despina), Beethoven, Schumann (Genoveva), Donizetti (Lucia, Adina), Bellini (Elvira), Rossini (Rosina), Verdi (Gilda, Violetta, Aida, Lady Macbeth, Leonora, Abigaila, Amelia), Puccini (Mimi, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut), Gounod (Marguerite), Tschaikowski( Tatjana), Janacek (Mila, Jenufa, Katja, Malinka ), Dvořak (Rusalka, Kneginja), Giordano (Maddalena), R. Strauss (Ariadne, Herodias), Shostakovisch (Katerina Izmajlova), Prokofiev (Nataša) to modern autors. She appeared at renowned European music festivals (Salzburger Sommerfestspiele, Edinburgh Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Wiener Festwochen).
Vlatka Oršanić recorded several CD albums for various international discography companies (Arte Nova, EMI, Sony Classical) and made archival recordings for several radio and TV stations (RTV Ljubljana, RTV Zagreb, ORF Wien, SWF Freiburg, Deutschlands radio, MDR Leipzig. From 2006 to 2010 she was senior lecturer (associate professor) for voice at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. She is a principal singer at the Slovenian National Theatre Opera, full professor and a Head of Singing Department at the Academy of Music in Zagreb.