|Year of Birth:||1911|
|Year of Death:||1953|
Carla Spletter (9 November 1911 – 19 October 1953 in Hamburg) was a German operatic soprano.
Carla Spletter was born in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein in Germany in 1911, and studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig before making her debut in 1932 at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. From 1935 to 1945 she was a member of the Berlin State Opera. Her repertoire included Carl Maria von Weber's Oberon (1937) and Johann Strauss II's Eine Nacht in Venedig (1938), both of which she recorded. After 1945 Carla Spletter moved to Hamburg to join the Hamburgische Staatsoper. Her last appearance was that of the title role in Alban Berg's opera Lulu for the German (Grillo-Theater, Essen) and Dutch (Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam) premieres of that work in March and July 1953 respectively, under the baton of Gustav König. Within a few months (October) she had died in Hamburg of cancer at the age of 41.
In 1937 Carla Spletter married Dr Peter Bischoff, who had won a gold medal in sailing at the 1936 Olympic Games.
I addition to her recordings Carla Spletter featured in four feature films, including the title role in Friedrich von Flotow's Martha (1936).